Kōrero: Shrublands

Leaves held within the plant (3 o 4)

Leaves held within the plant

Divaricating shrubs such as Coprosma areolata hold many small leaves in the centre of their branching framework. The twiggy ends of the branches protect these leaves from herbivores. They are also better insulated from cold winds and sun than the exposed leaves on the exterior of the bush.

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Photograph by Maggy Wassilieff

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - New Zealand’s shrublands and scrub', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14521/leaves-held-within-the-plant (accessed 26 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007