Kōrero: Ecoregions

Iced leaves (1 o 3)

Iced leaves

These mountain beech leaves on Mt Ruapehu are covered in ice. On most New Zealand woody flowering plants, new buds have no protection or only partial protection from freezing. Southern beech trees have many overlapping bud scales which help protect the young leaves. This adaptation allows the trees to grow in cooler upland environments such as Mt Ruapehu.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10060202
Photograph by Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Central volcanic plateau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12570/iced-leaves (accessed 24 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Matt McGlone, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007