Kōrero: Native plants and animals – overview

Megaherb, Enderby Island,

Megaherb, Enderby Island,

Stilbocarpa robusta, flowering on Enderby Island in the Auckland Islands south of Stewart Island, is known as a megaherb and is endemic to the subantartic islands. It may have evolved to this large size because of the humid climate, cool temperatures, abundant nutrients, and absence of herbivores.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10059962
Photograph by Andrew Maloney

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Bob Brockie, 'Native plants and animals – overview - Unusual plant features', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10623/megaherb-enderby-island (accessed 21 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007