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Metrosideros kermadecensis
W.R.B.Oliv., Myrtaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 3 (Go to the risk assessment)

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Tree up to 15 m. or more tall; trunk up to 1m. or more diameter. Branchlets, leaves below, inflorescence-axes, receptacles, sepals densely clad in white tomentum; branchlets terete. Leaves on stout petioles ± 5 mm. long; lamina 2-5 x 1-2 cm., broadly ovate- to elliptic-oblong, coriac., margins recurved. Inflorescence of terminal compound cymes with many floweers; pedicels stout, up to c. 10 mm. long. Receptacle obconic; sepals deltoid to triangular, gland-tipped; petals oblong, pubescent, crimson. Stamens crimson, ± 12-20 mm. long. Ovary 3-celled, adnate to receptacle; capsules ± 6 mm. long, distinctly exserted, woody, white-tomentose, loculicidally 3-valved"  (Allan, 1982; p. 324).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Kermadec Islands (Allan, 1982; p. 324).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia (Pacific offshore islands)
Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island introduced
cultivated
Australian Biological Resources Study (2013)
Australia (Pacific offshore islands)
Norfolk Islands
Norfolk Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Australian Biological Resources Study (2013)
Voucher cited: W. R. Sykes NI579 (CHR)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Starr, Forest/Starr, Kim/Loope, Lloyd L. (2004) (p. 25)
East Maui. Voucher cited: Starr & Starr 020815-3 (BISH)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1995) (voucher ID: BISH 640962)
Taxon name on voucher: Metrosideros kermadecensis W.R.B.Oliv.
New Zealand (offshore islands)
Kermadec Islands
Kermadec Islands native
Allan, H. H. (1982) (p. 324)
New Zealand (offshore islands)
Kermadec Islands
Raoul Island native
Starr, Forest/Starr, Kim/Loope, Lloyd L. (2004) (p. 25)


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This page was created on 26 FEB 2008 and was last updated on 21 OCT 2011.