Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Myrtaceae -- The Myrtle Family Bibliography
      Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima

Common name(s): `ohi`a, `ohi`a lehua, lehua
General Information
Distribution In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

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Shrubs to tall trees with bark rough or separating in thin strips.
Leaves ovate or obovate to elliptic, glabrous, apex rounded to acute, base rounded or sometimes cordate to cuneate, and margins rarely revolute
2n = 22*, ca. 26*