Azorella selago

Azorella selago

Taxobox
name = "Azorella selago"


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regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Apiales
familia = Apiaceae
genus = "Azorella"
species = "A. selago"
binomial = "Azorella selago"
binomial_authority = Hook.f.

"Azorella selago" is a species of cushion plant native to the sub-Antarctic islands of the Southern Ocean, including the Crozet Islands, the Possession Islands, the Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the Kerguelen Islands, and the Prince Edward Islands.cite web|last=Bergstrom|first=Dana|title=Indicator 70 - The presence or absence of vascular plant species in two defined areas of Heard Island|url=http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/soe/display_indicator.cfm?soe_id=70|publisher=Austrlian Antarctic Data Centre, System for Indicator Management and Reporting|accessdate=2008-06-20] cite journal|last=le Roux|first=Peter C.|coauthors=Melodie A. McGeoch|title=The use of size as an estimator of age in the Subantarctic cushion plant, "Azorella selago" (Apiaceae)|journal=Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research|volume=36|issue=4|pages=509–517|publisher=Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research|date=2004| accessdate=2008-06-20|doi=10.1657/1523-0430(2004)36 [509:TUOSAA] 2.0.CO;2] "A. selago" is often a keystone species where it occurs and is well studied for its contribution to its native ecosystems.cite web|last=Phiri|first=Ethel E.|coauthors=Steven L. Chown, and Melodie A. McGeoch|title= Spatial distribution of mouse damage to the keystone plant species, "Azorella selago", on Marion Island|url=http://academic.sun.ac.za/botzoo/agm_abstracts_2007.htm|publisher=Department of Botany & Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa|accessdate=2008-06-20]

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