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Stilbocarpa polaris (5th of 5)

Stilbocarpa polaris

With its large rhubarb-like leaves, Stilbocarpa polaris was known as Macquarie Island cabbage, because it was eaten by sealers to ward off scurvy. It was also a staple food for castaways on the Auckland Islands.

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Jock Phillips, 'Subantarctic islands - Land and plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

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