Environmental influences on the vegetation of New Zealand

@article{Wardle1985EnvironmentalIO,
  title={Environmental influences on the vegetation of New Zealand},
  author={P. Wardle},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Botany},
  year={1985},
  volume={23},
  pages={773-788}
}
  • P. Wardle
  • Published 1985
  • Biology
  • New Zealand Journal of Botany
  • Abstract This review develops three themes, the first of which assesses how far lhe environment is reflected in the form and functioning of native plants. It is shown that the mild New Zealand winters favour evergreen trees with limited cold-tolerance, as well as life-forms such as cushion plants and tussock grasses. Shrubs and juvenile trees, with small leaves and slender, divaricating branchlets, also characteristic of New Zealand, probably resulted from the combined selection pressures of… CONTINUE READING
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