Metrosideros polymorpha

Metrosideros polymorpha

  • Metrosideros polymorpha
  • Metrosideros polymorpha
  • Metrosideros polymorpha
  • Metrosideros polymorpha
  • Flower name
    Metrosideros polymorpha
  • Scientific name
    Metrosideros polymorpha
  • Aliasハワイフトモモ, 'Ohi'a Lehua, ハワイフトモモ, Rose apple, ohia lehua
  • Place of originHawaii State (United States)
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering season

What is Metrosideros polymorpha

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.


  • Eye
    Myrtales
  • Family
    Myrtaceae
  • Genus
    Metrosideros
  • Species
    M. polymorpha
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Multi-petaled
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen tree
  • Flower colorsWhite Red
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 25000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower8.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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