Physiological and morphological variation in Metrosideros polymorpha
, a dominant Hawaiian tree species, along an altitudinal gradient: the role of phenotypic plasticity.
Matson, "Variation in foliar [[delta].sup.13]C in Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha
: a case of internal resistance?" Oecologia, vol.
azalais Kirkaldy (probably occurs on Metrosideros polymorpha
Leaf morphology along environmental gradients in Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha
. Biotropica 26(1): 17-22.
Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci from Hawaii's Metrosideros polymorpha
(Myrtaceae: Myrtales), a model species for ecology and evolution.
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.
) With brushy blossoms, it grows out of lava.
The experimental site was a high altitude, wet forest in early succession and the vegetation was dominated by the tree Metrosideros polymorpha
. Birds were common insectivores in the study site.
1998) due to the high tannin concentration could have the potential to deter the establishment of other tree seedling species due to allelopathic interactions, similar to the case of the introduced nitrogen-fixing tree Myrica faya that inhibits the germination of the native tree Metrosideros polymorpha
on the island of Hawaii (Walker and Vitousek 1991).
Meinzer FC, Rundel PW, Goldstein G, Sharifi MR (1992) Carbon isotope composition in relation to leaf gas exchange and environmental conditions in Hawaiian Metrosideros polymorpha
Key words: decomposition; fertilization; Hawaii; litter; Metrosideros polymorpha
; nitrogen; nutrient limitation; phosphorus.