Plants with the common name 'Thicksepal cryptantha'
Cryptantha crassisepala Thicksepal cryptantha
Cryptantha crassisepala var. elachantha Thicksepal cryptantha
Cryptantha crassisepala var. crassisepala Thicksepal cryptantha
- The young plants of Pseudopanax crassifolius and Pseudopanax ferox from New Zealand grow spiny leaves to deter what is now an extinct giant flightless bird called a Moa from eating them. Once these small trees grow above about 8 feet tall the leaves change shape and texture to flattened spinless softer leaves. When mature it branches out to form a canopy.
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