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Metrosideros stipularis

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Scientific name  Tepualia stipularis
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Metrosideros
Rank  Species
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Similar  Amomyrtus luma, Amomyrtus, Myrceugenia, Luma, Blepharocalyx

Metrosideros stipularis is a species of the myrtle family commonly known as tepú, trepú, or tepual. It is an evergreen tree or shrub that can attain a height of about seven metres. The plant is native to southern South America in the southern portions of Chile and Argentina and is a typical resident of very wet areas, especially peat bogs. Tepú has white flowers that emerge during the austral summer from January through March. The tree's wood is used within its range as a firewood due to it high energy content. This species has often been placed in its own genus Tepualia, but recent works include it in Metrosideros"WCSP". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. .

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