Kōrero: Subantarctic islands

Anisotome latifolia (1 o 5)

Anisotome latifolia

The subantarctic islands are known botanically for their unique megaherbs – large-leaved, flowering alpine plants. This Anisotome latifolia is on Adams Island, the southernmost of the Auckland Islands. The island has been a reserve since 1910, and because its megaherbs are protected from browsing animals, they are particularly profuse. Anisotome latifolia is a member of the carrot family and flowers in early summer.

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Jock Phillips, 'Subantarctic islands - Land and plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38501/anisotome-latifolia (accessed 23 October 2019)

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