Trace elements in a New Zealand serpenting flora

  title={Trace elements in a New Zealand serpenting flora},
  author={Graeme L. Lyon and Robert R. Brooks and Peter John Peterson and G. W. Butler},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
SummaryThe trace element content of ashed specimens of a New Zealand serpentine flora and the associated soils was investigated. Six species (Myosotis monroi Cheesem.,Notothlaspi australe Hook. f.,Pimelea suteri Kirk,Cassinia vauvilliersii (Homb. et Jacq.) Hook. f. varserpentina Ckn. et Allan,Hebe odora (Hook. f.) Ckn. andLeptospermum scoparium J. R. et G. Forst.) were analysed for cobalt, chromium, copper and nickel by emission spectroscopy. The significance of the experimental data was… 

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