Kōrero: Shrublands

Divaricating growth form

Divaricating growth form

Mingimingi (Coprosma propinqua) is a divaricating shrub – it has small leaves and many interlacing, wide-angled branches. New Zealand has 60 shrub species that exhibit this form, as well as a number of trees that begin life this way. Why this habit evolved in some plants is a matter for conjecture.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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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/mi/photograph/14516/divaricating-growth-form (accessed 12 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007