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caqalai

Date

December 12, 2017 11:16 AM NZDT

Description

A few plants growing in a seasonal wetland. Small flowers.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

caqalai

Date

December 12, 2017 11:38 AM NZDT

Description

Seemed to be locally common as i kept getting them on my clothing when pushing through the brush. A nymph

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Observer

caqalai

Date

December 12, 2017 11:30 AM NZDT

Description

Locally common in a seasonal wetland growing with carex inversa, Hydrocotyle novae zeelandae agg. and Leptinella squalida

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Punakuru Lobelia anceps

Observer

caqalai

Date

December 12, 2017 12:22 PM NZDT

Description

A single plant seen growing up through Machaerina tenax in a Carex geminata, Carex lessoniana wetland currently dry.

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caqalai

Date

December 12, 2017 10:51 AM NZDT

Description

Common in the area which is a seasonal wetland. In common with other species in the area a lot of the flowers are very small although the fronds are pretty normal.

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Mawe Galium propinquum

Observer

caqalai

Date

December 12, 2017 11:22 AM NZDT

Description

Locally common in a seasonal wetland. Growing with Leptinella squalida subsp. squalida, Carex inversa and Poa pusilla.
It keys out to this species but the flowers are cream and the mericarps appear didymous.

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Pigeonwood Hedycarya arborea

Observer

caqalai

Date

December 12, 2017 10:56 AM NZDT

Description

A single smal 1.5m plant growing in an area that is periodically very wet and drys out over the summer.

A lot of the plants here have flowers much smaller than usual.

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caqalai

Date

November 9, 2017 03:09 PM NZDT

Description

A large patch of this fern growing on the bank above the grass track which runs downhill out of the bush. May be a hybrid but has elements of both H. lactea and H. rufobarbata. The last two photographs show the tip and the bottom part of the frond.

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Hard beech Fuscospora truncata

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 14, 2017 12:49 PM NZDT

Description

A single small tree growing in regenerating bush on the thack to Nicholls Trig

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Observer

caqalai

Date

November 23, 2017 09:30 AM NZDT

Description

A few plants growing beside the Puffer track going up from the carpark near kiwi Ranch

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caqalai

Date

November 23, 2017 09:21 AM NZDT

Description

Several plants growing beside the Puffer Track up from Kiwi Ranch

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Observer

caqalai

Date

December 8, 2017 11:05 AM NZDT

Description

Scattered patches of this daisy observed growing beside the Nicholls Trig Track in the Pigeon Bush reserve

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What

Red Beech Fuscospora fusca

Observer

caqalai

Date

December 8, 2017 10:58 AM NZDT

Description

A single young tree about 3m tall emerging from the scrub a few metres off the Nicholls Trig Track in the NZFRT Pigeon Bush reserve.

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Observer

caqalai

Date

December 8, 2017 10:59 PM NZDT

Description

A few plants growing with Rytidosperma gracile and Poa anceps on the margin of the track leading to Nicholl's Trig in the NZFRT Pigeon Bush Reserve.

It is just two steps in the key so hopefully the very unequal glumes and the open head on the specimen are obvious in the photographs.

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What

Green Bird Orchid Chiloglottis cornuta

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 14, 2017 11:53 AM NZDT

Description

A couple of small plants growing with other orchid sps. under scrub beside the track.

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caqalai

Date

November 14, 2017 11:53 AM NZDT

Description

A few small plants growing beside the track under light scrub. Growing with Chiloglottis cornuta and Thelymitra hatchii. Notable for the small size of the plants especially tht pterostylis and the chiloglottis. This plant is around 2 inches in height.

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Observer

caqalai

Date

December 3, 2017 03:47 PM NZDT

Description

A few plants growin under swcrub beside the Thomson Track in Pigeon Bush NZFRT reserve. Growing with Pterostylis graminea and Chiloglottis cornuta.

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Square

Observer

caqalai

Date

December 2, 2017 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common in and along the water channel beside the Trig Track. Growing with other schoenus and juncus sps.

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Observer

caqalai

Date

December 2, 2017 02:13 PM NZDT

Description

Only plant seen growing in the water channel beside the Trig Track.

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Observer

caqalai

Date

December 2, 2017 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common growing with S. apogon and S. mascalinus trackside in the lower half of the Trig Track.

This entity is thought to be a species in its own right rather than avariety of S. apogon. Refer to the notes on this at the NZPCN website under S. caespitans.

The last photograph shows this entity with S. apogon on the right.

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What

Purei Carex dissita

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 30, 2017 02:11 PM NZDT

Description

Scattered plants along a watercourse in the NZFRT reserve, Pigeon Bush. under Coprosma propinqua and Cyathea medullaris with a canopy of black beech.

Unusual as the utricles are green and only darken a bit on maturity. It has been collected in both the Tararuas and th Rimutaka Ranges. Herbarium specimens were confirmed as C. dissita in the past.

The last photograph shows a more mature plant.

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caqalai

Date

November 30, 2017 02:32 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common growing with Earina autumnalis on a steep bank. May have fallen from the black beech above but is doing well where it is.

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What

New Zealand Bindweed Calystegia tuguriorum

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 30, 2017 01:57 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common growing over regenerating bush.

Fungi

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What

fungi and lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 30, 2017 02:14 PM NZDT

Description

A single specimen growing on a rotten tree branch under black beech

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Common Soft-brome Bromus hordeaceus

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 27, 2017 10:28 AM NZDT

Description

A few plants growing up through Coprosma propinqua along with other exotic grass species

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What

kuawa Carex virgata

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 27, 2017 10:41 AM NZDT

Description

A single plant growing behind the sea rush and S. pungens beside the lake

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Observer

caqalai

Date

November 27, 2017 09:51 AM NZDT

Description

Locally common in an area dominated by juncus. Growing with Agrostis stolonifera, J. australis, J. edgariae, J. sarpohorus and Juncus articulatus. J. kraussii subsp. australiensis was present as well but marginal near the scrub.

The black basal sheathes, the capsule longer than the tepals and th close packed stems are diagnostic of the species. The pith is very interupted but does not have the hard "partitions" of J. australis.

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caqalai

Date

November 27, 2017 10:31 AM NZDT

Description

Locally common growing in coarse gravel near the top of the sloping shoreline. This must have come through in the last couple of weeks as it was not present 3 weeks ago. Quite a few species are in the same situation such as Schoenoplectus pungens and Oxybasis glauca.

Not sure of the specific for this entity but it bears a similarity in the pretty much hairless leaves and the habitat with the Palliser Bay entity tagged D. brevifolia "large flowers". Perhaps somebody visiting in the next few weeks could get a flowering shot.

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Viper's-bugloss Echium vulgare

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 27, 2017 10:51 AM NZDT

Description

Scattered plants growing in the dry grassland beside the lake

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What

Purple foxglove Digitalis purpurea

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 27, 2017

Description

Scattered plants growing in the dry grassland beside the lake. Most were the usual purple but there were a few white specimens.

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