Vibrant Red Color Pohutukawa Flower Photograph

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Red Pohutukawa Flower

Red Pohutukawa Flower

Metrosideros excelsa is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red (or occasionally orange, yellow or white) flowers made up of a mass of stamens. The pōhutukawa is one of twelve Metrosideros species endemic to New Zealand. Renowned for its vibrant colour and its ability to survive even perched on rocky, precarious cliffs, it has found an important place in New Zealand culture for its strength and beauty and is regarded as a chiefly tree. The blossom of the tree is called kahika.
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5 thoughts on “Vibrant Red Color Pohutukawa Flower Photograph

    franciscocamacho2016 said:
    January 19, 2016 at 19:37

    Beautiful picture.! Great shot..! 🍁

    Liked by 1 person

    Faraday's Candle said:
    January 19, 2016 at 19:17


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