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.
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.
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.
John Staniland spotted this tree on the bait-line AN11, just south of station 1, and north of a rewarewa.
No hair on sori, but hair on stipe. Largest frond 7 cm long.
Rupestral mat of L. dictyopteris.
Now an obs. with sori.
A very tall rata, with some golden leaves showing.
Another majestic rata.
Relic Rata in the Karamatura Valley.
Two views of different parts of an infestation beside the rail line near Scenic Dr., about 40 or 50 m^2.
Grows on rocky stream side.
This was seen on a BotSoc trip lead by Mike Wilcox, who pointed out these two observations.
(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.
You can see the pouch domatias and a fruit, and the toothed leaves, and the sides curled back, and the nearly vertical branches.
The most obvious fruit today was kariao.
This is from the plant of http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/5045976 . We show ovary and seeds.
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.