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Flora in Oceania - photos

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Oceania is one of the world's most biodiverse regions for flora. There are tropical to temperate rainforests, which contain a plethora of ferns and palms. Tropical and sub-tropical rainforests are common in the islands of the South Pacific located in or near the tropics as well as north-east Australia, while temperate rainforests are common in New Zealand and Southern Australia including the island state of Tasmania.

Tussock grasses and other alpine vegetation are common in high altitude areas in parts of Australia's Great Dividing Range, Tasmania, and New Zealand's Southern Alps as well as some ranges and volcanoes in New Zealand's North Island.

Not all of Oceania receives abundant rainfall however. Australia for example has large portions of arid deserts or semi-arid land. Between the arid and tropical zones of Australia are large areas of savanna grasslands and just above the temperate zone in Southern Australia are large areas of low shrub and scrub type type vegetation. Central Otago in New Zealand is also quite barren, with little vegetation and only in New Zealand are there areas of no vegetation due to permanent snow and ice cover.


Palms - Australia

Australian Palms photos

Temperate Rainforest - New Zealand

Temperate Rainforest photos

Coconut Palms - Tonga

Palms in Tonga photos

Flora - New Caledonia

Flora of New Caledonia photos

Gondwana Rainforest - Australia

Australian Palms photos

Beech Forest - New Zealand

New Zealand Beech Forest photos

Tropical Rainforest - Tonga

Tropical Rainforest in Tonga photos

Rainforests - Australia

Rainforests in Australia photos

Ferns - New Zealand

New Zealand ferns photos

Coastal Tree & Plants - Tonga

Coastl Plants in Tonga photos

Antarctic Beech - Australia

Antarctic Beech of Australia photos

Pohutukawa - New Zealand

New Zealand Pohutukawa photos

Flowers - Tonga

Flowers of Tonga photos

Hoop Pine - Australia

Hoop Pine photos

Rata - New Zealand

New Zealand Rata photos

Pandanus - Tonga

Pandanus of Tonga photos

More Flora - Oceania

Temperate Rainforest photos

  

Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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