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bcal003

Date

February 28, 2017 06:23 PM +13

Description

On the roadside, shrub of lax habit, 2.1 m high, leaves up to 80 x 11 mm. Inflorescence 140 x 18 mm. Photo 1 shows hairs on the outer surface of calices. Photo 3 shows there is no sinus.

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Kahili ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

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bcal003

Date

February 28, 2017 06:09 PM +13

Description

Here is a whopping growth of ginger, some 50 m long and 5 to 10 m wide. Photo 1 shows a rhizome that came away easily to show roots.

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What

Northern rata Metrosideros robusta

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bcal003

Date

February 28, 2017 05:45 PM +13

Description

On bait-line AN11 of Ark in the Park. I could not get up to the tree top to see leaves. It is on a nikau. Photo 2 shows the transition from trunk above to root below. Photos 1 and 3 show the clasping roots.

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Black Maire Nestegis cunninghamii

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bcal003

Date

February 28, 2017 05:30 PM +13

Description

John Staniland spotted this tree on the bait-line AN11, just south of station 1, and north of a rewarewa.

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Strap fern Genus Notogrammitis

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 06:14 PM +13

Description

No hair on sori, but hair on stipe. Largest frond 7 cm long.

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 06:12 PM +13

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 06:09 PM +13

Description

Rupestral mat of L. dictyopteris.

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 06:06 PM +13

Description

Now an obs. with sori.

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 06:01 PM +13

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Hairy Fern Lastreopsis hispida

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 05:59 PM +13

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Kahili ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 05:56 PM +13

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Niniao Helichrysum lanceolatum

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 05:53 PM +13

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Northern rata Metrosideros robusta

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 05:50 PM +13

Description

A very tall rata, with some golden leaves showing.

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Northern rata Metrosideros robusta

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 05:46 PM +13

Description

Another majestic rata.

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Northern rata Metrosideros robusta

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bcal003

Date

February 24, 2017 05:36 PM +13

Description

Relic Rata in the Karamatura Valley.

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Kahili ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

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bcal003

Date

February 23, 2017 07:03 PM +13

Description

Two views of different parts of an infestation beside the rail line near Scenic Dr., about 40 or 50 m^2.

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bcal003

Date

February 19, 2017 06:33 PM +13

Description

Grows on rocky stream side.

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bcal003

Date

February 19, 2017 06:26 PM +13

Description

This was seen on a BotSoc trip lead by Mike Wilcox, who pointed out these two observations.

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Knot Root Bristle Grass Setaria vaginata

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 08:34 PM +13

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Common Sowthistle Sonchus oleraceus

Observer

bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 07:55 PM +13

Description

(1) Whole plant (2) mid stem (3) lowest cauline leaves -- no basal left (3.1) mid cauline (3.2) upper (4) inflorescence (5) capitula (6) cypsela + pappus.

Oh I forgot to say photos 7 and 8 are of the flower on a nearby plant, because there were no open flowers on the plant of the obs. But photo 9 is from the obs. plant. You can see in (1) there are many plants which all are the same species.

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What

Comb fern Notogrammitis heterophylla

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 02:49 PM NZDT

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Comb fern Notogrammitis heterophylla

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 07:43 PM +13

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Hinau Elaeocarpus dentatus

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 07:36 PM +13

Description

You can see the pouch domatias and a fruit, and the toothed leaves, and the sides curled back, and the nearly vertical branches.

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 06:54 PM +13

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Raukawa Raukaua edgerleyi

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 06:49 PM +13

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Supplejack Ripogonum scandens

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 06:44 PM +13

Description

The most obvious fruit today was kariao.

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Square

What

Kahili ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 01:26 PM NZDT

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What

Kahili ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

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bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 01:03 PM NZDT

Description

This is from the plant of http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/5045976 . We show ovary and seeds.

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What

Kahili ginger Hedychium gardnerianum

Observer

bcal003

Date

February 12, 2017 06:26 PM +13

Description

This is the plant of http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/5045971
and the inflorescence in Photo 1 is the big one on the RHS. So in a week the bloom was over.

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What

Long Hair Plume Grass Dichelachne crinita

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bcal003

Date

February 9, 2017 10:21 PM +13
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