Evolution and distribution of the New Zealand flora, as affected by quaternary climates

@article{Wardle1963EvolutionAD,
  title={Evolution and distribution of the New Zealand flora, as affected by quaternary climates},
  author={P. Wardle},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Botany},
  year={1963},
  volume={1},
  pages={3-17}
}
  • P. Wardle
  • Published 1963
  • Biology
  • New Zealand Journal of Botany
  • Abstract The present distribution and ecology of New Zealand plants is discussed from a historical viewpoint.It is suggested that during the Miocene a southern extension of the New Zealand archipelago supported a cool temperste flora, which gave rise to the present mountain flora after the onset of orogeny and climatic cooling in the Pliocene.As there was scarcely any simultaneous development of a distinctive flora adapted to the dry conditions which prevail to the east of the mountain axis… CONTINUE READING
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