Hawaiian Name(s): lehua papa

Scientific Name: Metrosideros rugosa

Vernacular Name: none

Family: Myrtaceae

Status: endemic

Authority: A.Gray.

Description: Tree, shrub 3-5 m tall.

Habitat Found in Ko‘olau Mts near or on summits of windward pali (Wagner et al. 1990:969–970).


Non Medicinal Uses: Flowers used in lei (Krauss 1993:77).

Specific gravity of wood: unknown

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`Ōlelo Noeau:

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Kino lau:

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