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Rare Yellow Pohutukawa

Metrosideros excelsa 'Aurea'

Description:

The Yellow Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa 'Aurea') is a rare colour form.

Habitat:

It is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of yellow flowers made up of a mass of stamens. This yellow-flowered form "Aurea" descends from a pair discovered in 1840 on Motiti Island of Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty by a Mr Potts. This coastal tree can reach 20m in height.


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1 Comment

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 12 months ago

Nice to see you back with this rare form Jill!

JillBlack
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JillBlack

Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Lat: -36.93, Long: 174.72

Spotted on Dec 12, 2018
Submitted on Dec 12, 2018

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