A couple of fine specimens and smaller juvenile plants. Multiple seed and pods on the ground. The largest specimen with a DBH of 61cm.
Growing on edge of wet area.
Growing on dead log.
common on edge of rocky broadleaf podocarp forest.
Growing in small channel cut out by water flow from pipes.
Growing in small guts and rocky slopes.
Blistering leaves observed on Moreton Bay fig, Ficus Macrophylla.
Growing in gum land habitat. Note small small mosquito like insect on flower. Made me wonder if the autumn rain also stimulates a potential pollinator to develop!
This one must have survived the initial control or jumped the fence...
Rabbit browse on the roots of Ozothamnus leptophyllus. It seems the rabbits were not overly keen on the foliage.
Even the very hardy Ficinia nodosa which can handle the harshest of conditions cannot cope with the rabbit.
Almost every Ficinia spiralis along the beach had been heavily browsed by rabbits. This particular specimen seems to be nearly completely dead.
Almost every Spinifex sericeus along the beach had been heavily browsed by rabbits.
Road side podocarp broadleaf forest. Probably the largest leaves I have observed on this species. I have seen similar specimens in the Kaitoke Hot springs.
Growing on road edge.
Growing on road side bank.
This is a known local of this species on the island. Apparently there is a population of around six individuals. From my brief observations there seemed to be more. The tui were mimicking the kakariki calls and they were fighting each other in a large mature puriri. Photo taken of birds on a large totara.
Not sure of ID. Looks like a Pimelea sp. or a juvenile Coriaria arborea ? (Of which are common). The small seed like pod doesn't look like either of them?
Common on coastal road bank edges.
Growing within gumland/shrubland habitat in fully exposed and partially covered clay soil. Immature plants look a lot like a young Shoenus tendo. Small spider webs visible on flowers. To me the small flowers look like a resting fly which could potentially be a pollinator!
A bit of a late bloomer. Growing in gumland/shrubland habitat associated with Genoplesium pumilum.
Growing in very deeply cut out storm water channel with A. cunninghamii.
Growing under Leptospermum scoparium with Schoenus tendo, Lepidosperma australe and Gahnia lacera.
Another forest on a mapou. The camouflage of the gecko on this plant is amazing. The ear lines up with a past abrasion to the trunk which ends a line of continuous small holes. The colours also perfectly match the trunk.
Locally common on semi bare to bare clay soil (deep orange/brown) well within areas exposed to salt spray from the prevailing westerly winds. Associated in gumland/scrubland habitat. Associated with with species including but limited to Leptospermum scoparium, Drachophyllum patens, Gahnia spp., Olearia spp. Schoenus tendo and Metrosideros excelsa. It appeared the orchids may have grown up after the last lot of heavy rain. It seemed that even overnight more had appeared.
Growing out of rock near waterfall.
Bit of chance find. I took a swipe at the soil to see what the soil was like and found a small number of eggs buried beneath soil. Soil surface dominated by bracken, Gahnia and regenerating scrub land species. I presume it is this species as there are none other egg laying lizards in Auckland!
Had to stop the car for this one on the way to the beach. Nice specimen growing on the road side. This species seems to have a very nice flush of flowers around the beginning of April.
Planted street tree.
Single specimen growing within leaf litter under canopy of regenerating pohutukawa. Very similar to shape and form of specimen from Memory Rock at nearby Medlands http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/5003080.