New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1992) 16(1): 51- 52

Some Differences between Plants of the Chatham Islands and the New Zealand Mainland

Research Article
R. M. Greenwood  
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A number of Chatham Island plants show morphological differences from related plants on mainland New Zealand. These differences could have arisen as a result of freedom from moa browsing on the Chatham Islands. A possible test for this hypothesis is suggested.