A long time ago, seeds were taken from this tree by Tor Heyerdal and luckily some of the seeds germinated. The tree now grows in the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden of Gothenburg, Sweden. Attempts have been made by the park to reestablish it on Easter Island - without any success.
Right now the tree is in bloom. I visited the botanical garden yesterday and was met by a frosty sight as I entered the park. There was ice on the pond, which is quite an unusual event this year. (No flowers yet in the circular bed as you can see.)
Inside the warm greenhouse I found the Toromiro with its yellow flowers:
Is it true that it only grows here in Gothenburg, or have you seen it anywhere else?