Author Topic: Metrosideros polymorpha  (Read 2548 times)

SHIMA1

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Metrosideros polymorpha
« on: August 20, 2014, 05:01 PM »
Greetings...I've been casting about for another "serious" forum so here we go.
This is a ground layer off pahoehoe (lava) from a hot dry desert. this same tree grows up to 70ft around my village but is only 1-3 feet in the desert. A very difficult and different life only 20 minutes from home. The rule of thumb is 100 years per caliper inch. This one is about 4" at soil level.
 

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Re: Metrosideros polymorpha
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 02:30 PM »
Beautiful tree in a species I am totally unfamiliar with. Is there a "common" name for this tree?


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SHIMA1

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Re: Metrosideros polymorpha
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 01:21 AM »
Ohi'a lehua. Lehua is the flower. Endemic to the Hawaiian chain.