(Valdes-Infante et al, 2010); Metrosideros
boninensis (Kaneko et al, 2007); Cocos nucifera L.
Replacement of Metrosideros
polymorpha, 'hi'a, in Hawaiian dry forest succession.
They live on young shoots and undersides of leaves of species of Myrtaceae (mainly Psidium guajava L., but also on species of Callistemon, Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Malaleuca, Metrosideros
, Rhodomyrtus, Syzygium and Tristania); also, samples identified as this species have been recorded on other plants such as Ficus (Moraceae), Glycosmis (Rutaceae), Scurrula (Loranthaceae), Lagerstroemia (Lythraceae), Nesua (Clusiaceae), Rhamnus (Rhamnacee) and Engelhardtia (Juglandaceae) (Halbert 2004; Blackman & Eastop 2006; Sugimoto 2008).
On Hawaii Island, recently emergent populations of Hawaii 'amakihi have been found in remnant patches of ohi'a (Metrosideros
polymorpha) forest in the Puna district at elevations below 300 m.
In Hawaii, spider populations in 2-3 m tall trees of Metrosideros
were examined for bird predation effects (Gruner 2004).
The forest community included tree ferns (Cyathea spp.), nikau palm (Rhopalostylis sapida), and kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa), with larger trees (podocarps and southern rata Metrosideros
umbellata) concentrated along the ridgeline.
Pollen in the lower zone is dominated by forest trees, notably Ascarina, Dacrydium and other podocarps, and Metrosideros
, with the latter increasing up the profile (Fig.
I've made a list of some of the new indoor plants which Hessayon includes in Book Two; such as Cobaea and Correa, Metrosideros
and Pachypodium, Tweedia and Wattakaka.
Key words: decomposition; fertilization; Hawaii; litter; Metrosideros
polymorpha; nitrogen; nutrient limitation; phosphorus.
Myrica faya, an introduced nitrogen fixing tree, is rapidly invading forests on the island of Hawaii and displacing the native tree, Metrosideros
polymorpha, out competing it for light and nutrients (Vitousek and Walker 1989).
"Magnitude of canopy dieback and implications for conservation of southern rata-kamahi (Metrosideros
umbellata-Weinmannia racemosa) forests, Central Westland, New Zealand." New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 16: 23-32.