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

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

Myrtaceae - Metrosideros polymorpha var. pumila

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Shrubs growing in swamps, prostrate and rooting or with few to numerous ascending branches up to 1 m long, bark separating in thin flakes.
Leaves glabrous or lower surface with a woolly or appressed tomentum, broadly ovate to orbicular, apex rounded to obtuse, base obtuse to cordate, and margins slightly revolute.