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  • The Bayesian algorithm of the program STRUCTURE was used to define genetic groups within Hawaiian Metrosideros and the closely related taxon M. collina from the Marquesas and Austral Islands.

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  • However, some montane species, such as Metrosideros ornata, are found in the lowlands.

    Vanuatu rain forests

  • Patches of native forest remain around the higher peaks, and are characterized by Metrosideros, Aleurites, Celastrus vitiensis, Myrsine, Ixora, Psychotria, Cantium barbatum, and Charpentiera.

    Tubuai tropical moist forests

  • Montane forest types consisting of Agathis and Podocarpus-growing in a matrix of Metrosideros, Syzygium, Weinmannia, Geissois, Quintania, and Ascarina-begin at altitudes of approximately 500 m and grade into stunted, patchy cloud forest up to the summits of Vanuatu's mountain peaks.

    Vanuatu rain forests

  • Most of the habitats are species poor by comparison to New Guinea, though rich when compared to Polynesia-Micronesia, with several tree species dominating (such as those in the genera Terminalia, Pometia, Agathis and Metrosideros).

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • Scrub forests of Metrosideros collina are found on high crests and ridges with associated tree species and numerous epiphytic bryophytes and ferns.

    Tubuai tropical moist forests

  • The high-elevation forests of New Ireland are dominated by Metrosideros salomonensis (Myrtaceae) 10-20 tall.

    New Britain-New Ireland montane rain forests

  • Southren rata (Metrosideros umbellata) and kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa) grow on younger moraine surfaces that have retained some nutrients in the soil cover.

    Westland temperate forests

  • The coastal forest is very diverse and includes northern rata (Metrosideros robusta), karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus), and the nikau palm (Rhopalostylis sapida).

    Nelson Coast temperate forests

  • Several islands still have remnants of native montane rain forests with Metrosideros, Weinmannia, Celtis, Myoporum, Elaeocarpus, Psychotria, and Myrsine.

    Tubuai tropical moist forests


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