Kōrero: Shrublands

Needle leaves (4 o 4)

Needle leaves

The vertical needle leaves of turpentine shrubs (Dracophyllum species) grow in bunches at the tips of branches. Water loss from transpiration is minimised in plants with needle leaves, because of their small surface area.

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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/14522/needle-leaves (accessed 23 September 2020)

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