Bust Out the Pohutukawa Tree

This evergreen should be in full bloom near Christmas, but the one in my yard is losing its stamens already! At least the sight has put me in the spirit of things. Photo by arriba, some rights reserved.

Biology for Today

The pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) is an evergreen endemic to New Zealand. It belongs to
  • kingdom - Plantae
    • division - Magnoliophyta
      • class - Magnoliopsida
        • order - Myrtales
          • family - Myrtaceae
            • genus - Metrosideros

Photo by Essjay is happy in NZ, some rights reserved.


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