Flower NameMetrosideros polymorpha
Formal NameMetrosideros polymorpha
Alias'Ohi'a Lehua, Rose apple, ohia lehua
HabitatHawaii State (United States)
Metrosideros polymorpha or ʻōhiʻa lehua (scientific name: Metrosideros) is an evergreen tree in the family Myrtaceae, which is endemic to Hawaii. What looks like a flower is a cluster of male civets that have come together to form a cluster. In Hawaiian, ohi'a refers to the Hawaiian plum tree and lehua to the flower. The red flower is the flower of the lei on the island of Hawaii. There are other colors such as yellow, white, peach, orange and light yellow-green. In Hawaiian legend, the daughter who breaks down in tears when her lover Ohi'a is turned into an ugly tree by the backhandedness of Pele, the goddess of fire. It is said that the gods, unable to see the lehua, incarnated the lefa into a red flower that grows on the Ohiya tree.
Common name: Metrosideros polymorpha, Scientific name: Metrosideros polymorpha, aka: 'Ohi'a Lehua, Hawaiian plum, Rose apple, origin. Hawaii (USA), tree height: 20-25 m, Stem diameter: ~90 cm, Inflorescence: opposite, Flower color: red, yellow White, peach, orange, light yellow-green, uses: Hawaiian lei, Hawaiian Island flowers.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering place(sub-) Tropical area
ColorRed, Pink, Green, Orange, Yellow, White
Height2000 ~ 25000 [cm]
Diameter8 ~ 10