Easter Island Palms

Michael chambe58 at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Sep 10 16:38:31 CDT 1998


I read in a general reference about Easter Island that the island was once
covered with a lush forest of palms.  These became "extinct" as a result of
deforestation by inhabitants of the island.  Was Easter Island habitat for
an endemic palm, or is it likely the reference meant extirpation rather
than extinction?

Michael




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