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Taxon: Metrosideros polymorpha Gaudich.

 
Genus: Metrosideros
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Metrosidereae
Nomen number: 401771
Place of publication: Voy. Uranie 482. 1830; t. 108, 109. 1829
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 01-Jul-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Metrosideros-ohia.pdf,)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Metrosideros-ohia.pdf,)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Metrosideros-ohia.pdf target='_blank' Note: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai'i\; http://www.traditionaltree.org/
  2. Friday, J. B. & D. A. Herbert. 2006. Metrosideros polymorpha (`ohi`a lehua). 1-27. Note: re. use as ornamental
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  4. James, S. A. et al. 2004. Morphological and genetic variation within Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae) on Hawai'i. New Zealand J. Bot. 42:263-270.
  5. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Note: = the valid name for Metrosideros collina auct.
  6. Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i
  7. Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Metrosideros polymorpha Gaudich. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=401771. Accessed 20 September 2019.