Story: Shrublands

Scale-like leaves (2nd of 4)

Scale-like leaves

The sand coprosma has extremely narrow, scale-like leaves – a characteristic shared by a number of New Zealand shrubs (both flowering plants and conifers). This limits water loss in hot and windy climates.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - New Zealand’s shrublands and scrub', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14520/scale-like-leaves (accessed 11 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007