Scarlet rātā vine

Metrosideros fulgens

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Metrosideros fulgens (scarlet rātā, rātā vine or in Māori akatawhiwhi) is a forest liane or vine endemic to New Zealand. It occurs in coastal and lowland forest throughout the North Island, on the west coast of the South Island and on the Three Kings Islands north of Cape Reinga. It is one of a number of New Zealand Metrosideros species which live out their lives as vines, unlike the northern rata (M.robusta), which generally begins as...

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