Species

Metrosideros fulgens

Etymology

Metrosideros: iron heart

Common Name(s)

rata

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Metrosideros fulgens Sol. ex Gaertn.

Family

Myrtaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Plant Code

METFUL

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Lianes and Related Trailing Plants

Synonyms

Leptospermum scandens J.R.Forst. et G.Forst., Metrosideros scandens (J.R.Forst. et G.Forst.) Druce, Metrosideros florida Sm.

Flower Colours

Red / Pink,Yellow

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 22

Endemic Taxon

Yes

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Where To Buy

Can be purchased from Oratia Native Plant Nurseries (info@oratianatives.co.nz).

This page last updated on 21 Dec 2013