A common very showy chiefly Polynesian tree (Metrosideros collinus) of the myrtle family having bright red flowers and a hard wood; also: its flower
Performance & Endurance:
The 38-foot, steel-hulled, shallow water buoy boat Lehua served in the 19th Lighthouse District and was based out of Honolulu, at least from 1922 to 1936.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.