fire tree

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Noun1.fire tree - a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
genus Nuytsia, Nuytsia - one species
parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
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Understory succession following a dieback of Myrica faya in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
This team and other park efforts also target long-established nonnatives such as grasses, gingers (Hedychium spp.), miconia (Miconia calvescens), and fire tree (Myrica faya) that can overrun and replace native ecosystems.
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).