Amsterdam Island - Flora


Original flora | Present flora | Phylica


The Amsterdam Island is the French subantartic island which has suffered the severest ecological disturbances on its flora. The present vegetation results from the substitution of the autochtonous species by numerous species (either introduced by chance or deliberately) that have thrived thanks to the rather mild climate of the isle. Its vegetation is very varied in comparison with the other French subantarctic islands, counting even an endemic tree: the Phylica nitida.

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