Kōrero: Subantarctic islands

Stilbocarpa polaris (5 o 5)

Stilbocarpa polaris

With its large rhubarb-like leaves, Stilbocarpa polaris was known as Macquarie Island cabbage, because it was eaten by sealers to ward off scurvy. It was also a staple food for castaways on the Auckland Islands.

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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/38505/stilbocarpa-polaris (accessed 25 June 2019)

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