Help - vascular plants in Antarctica

Alex Buchanan abuchanan at TMAG.TAS.GOV.AU
Thu Jan 11 12:11:52 CST 2001


The standard answer to your question is that there are two,
Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, both on the
Antarctic Peninsula.

I have heard that Poa annua manages to appear in the disturbed ground
around some of the bases on the coast during the short summer.
Someone else might confirm this

Cheers,  Alex

>         Can anyone help with a list of vascular plants for mainland
>                 Thanks in advance,  John Steel

Alex M. Buchanan
Assistant Curator
Tasmanian Herbarium
GPO Box 252-04
Hobart 7001 Tasmania

Phone (03) 62261729
Fax  (03) 62267865

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