Metrosideros 12. Hawai`i, O`ahu, Ko`olau Mts., northern end, Pūpūkea area, Kaleleiki Gulch. Plant 1. 7065
Metrosideros 12 (Young growth is densely covered with white hairs, which are easily rubbed off; petioles are relatively long)
Hawaiian names: lehua, `ōhi`a lehua
Family: Myrtaceae - the myrtle family
Habit: a shrub or a small tree.
Habitat: dry to mesic-wet, forest and shrubland.
Range beyond O`ahu: ? Range on O`ahu: Ko`olau Mountains and the Wai`anae Mountains.
May 19, 2012