Story: Kermadec Islands

Low-growing vegetation, Cheeseman Island (3rd of 3)

Low-growing vegetation, Cheeseman Island

Tiny Cheeseman Island is a pristine environment which has never been modified by introduced mammals. There is a widespread ground cover of native ice plant. As there is no fresh water on the island, the vegetation relies on sporadic rainfall. It also has to withstand constant salt spray.

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Simon Nathan, 'Kermadec Islands - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2022)

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