Metrosideros queenslandica L. S. Smith, Proc. Roy. Soc. Qld. 64 (1958) 50, is a species of the North Queensland rain forests mostly found above 1,000 metres altitude. Metrosideros omata C. T. White, Journ. Arn. Arb. 23 (1942) 79, another member of the group, occurs in rain forests of eastern New Guinea at 1,500 metres altitude and above. Probably some of the Metrosideros species described by Diels (1922) from New Guinea also belong to this group, but material of these has not yet been obtained.