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Pohutukawa

Pohutukawa flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Metrosideros
Species: excelsa
Binomial name
Metrosideros excelsa
Gaertner
Pohutukawa in flower
Pohutukawa in flower

Also known as New Zealand Christmas Tree or Fire Tree, the Maori named Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa, synonym Metrosideros tomentosa) is an evergreen tree of the myrtle family that produces flowers made up of a mass of red stamens (sometimes yellow). It grows in coastal regions of the North Island of New Zealand. Download high resolution version (891x768, 124 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families See text The Myrtales are an order of flowering plants placed within the rosid group of dicotyledons. ... Genera 130; see list The Myrtaceae or Myrtle family are a family of dicotyledon plants, placed within the order Myrtales. ... Metrosideros is a genus of tree native to the islands of the Pacific Ocean, including the Bonin Islands, Polynesia, and Melanesia. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature refers to the formal method of naming species. ... Download high resolution version (1024x767, 168 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x767, 168 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Te Puni, Māori Chief Māori is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, and their language. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth A tree can be defined as a large, perennial, woody plant. ... Species Myrtus communis L. Myrtus nivellei Batt. ... Stamens of the Amaryllis with prominent anthers carrying pollen. ... The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...


Pohutukawa grow to around fifteen metres, with a fairly large round canopy. They flower in late December (the southern hemisphere summer), with a brilliant crimson flower covering the canopy, hence their nickname. The metre (or meter) (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... The Southern Hemisphere of Earth highlighted in yellow. ...


The giant pohutukawa in Te Araroa on the East Coast is reputed to be the largest in the country, but fine examples can be found in just about any North Island coastal city. East Coast can refer to: East Coast of the United States East Coast hip hop East Coast Park East-coast liberal East Coast Railway East Coast Akalat East Coast bias East Coast Music Awards East Coast Bays East Coast Main Line East Coast Greenway East Coast Parkway East Coast Swing...


The variety "Aurea", which has yellow flowers, is descended from a pair discovered in 1940 on Motiti Island in the Bay of Plenty. Motiti Island is located off the Bay of Plenty coast of New Zealands North Island. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ...


Pohutukawa are under threat due to browsing by the introduced common brushtail possum. Binomial name Trichosurus vulpecula (Kerr, 1792) The Common Brushtail Possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is the largest possum, and the Australian marsupial most often seen by city-dwellers, since it is one the very few that thrives in cities as well as a wide range of natural and human-modified environments. ...


Pohutukawa was introduced to coastal California, where it is a popular street and lawn tree; San Francisco's Friends of the Urban Forest estimates that it is the third-most-commonly planted street tree in San Francisco over the last two decades. State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official language(s) English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


External links

  • Pohutukawa photos
  • NZ Department of Conservation Article
  • Project Crimson — a charitable conservation trust aimed at protecting Metrosideros species.

 
 

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