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Greenhood Orchids Genus Pterostylis

Observer

mattward

Date

November 8, 2017 04:37 PM NZDT

Description

Initially listed as P. banksii, now not too sure. Safe sitting in the P. montana agg. for now.

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What

Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

mattward

Date

November 8, 2017 04:01 PM NZDT

Description

These photo's are of two colonies, but the same species I believe. I was suprised to see the labellum still loaded, considering the massive winds. The conditions are what I thought made the flowers so ragged looking, twisted sepal and petals.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 8, 2017 04:47 PM NZDT

Description

I am happy with this suggestion of species after analysing the shots from 6th which were very similar. These specimens were stunted due to environment.

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Square

Observer

mattward

Date

November 8, 2017 02:07 PM NZDT

Description

I am posting this anomoly as it is a first for me to see a triplet flower on any of this group.

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What

Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 11:33 AM NZDT

Description

Not very common at this site, yet a range of appearances present.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 01:14 PM NZDT

Description

In these photo's i have included the pygmy version which is often found...

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 11:52 AM NZDT

Description

Many of these secimens were opening for the first time as per first photo. A range of coloured stems are featured in these pictures.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 12:31 PM NZDT

Description

I was suprised to see so many of this species. One specimen which i have my finger next to was a massive 400mm in height. Most specimens had finished flowering, with the featured flower at a higher altitude than the others fruiting.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 01:20 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 01:00 PM NZDT

Description

A common orchid with a range of colouring and general appearance

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 02:06 PM NZDT

Description

Two different colonies here, the second look to have slightly more embossed leaves, but the size of the specimens leads them to likely be P. alobula.

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Square

Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 02:28 PM NZDT

Description

This is posted for Bill as it was at a location where he thought it may be of note...my best guess is C. variegata... @bill-nz

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What

Spider orchids Genus Corybas

Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 01:08 PM NZDT

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Square

Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 01:02 PM NZDT

Description

The only specimens noted in flower during visit.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 12:46 PM NZDT

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Square

Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 12:36 PM NZDT

Description

This was the only specimen I noted in a small colony with an extended fruiting stem.

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What

Green Bird Orchid Chiloglottis cornuta

Observer

mattward

Date

November 6, 2017 12:13 PM NZDT

Description

A large colony spread below Beech, at various stages of phenology.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 2, 2017 01:25 PM NZDT

Description

I initially thought this maybe a Copper butterfly. Until looking more closely and concluding its a day flying moth. I tried to find the species on the Landcare database but failed to be happy with a definite. If anyone could help that would be fantastic. Obviously the second specimen was either dead or paralysed as it was under attack from ants. The favoured plant species seemed to be Pimelea prostrata. The specimen I followed to take these photo's was very flitty if that is any help. Cheers...

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 2, 2017 01:53 PM NZDT

Description

I am pretty happy with this identification when compared to the text, but am not that familiar with it in the first hand. If anyone else has any ideas please let me know, cheers. Growing on stony beach plateau very much free draining and exposed to the weather.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 2, 2017 03:02 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on a steep roadside bank.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 2, 2017 02:16 PM NZDT

Description

This is a species i am struggling to identify. The specimens were never more than 20mm above ground. The leaves are plano-conex, and tough to the touch. I thought it may be I. basilaris, but I was not sure because of the node which appears to be growing out the side of the leaf about half way up. As I understand it the flower head would be lower on I. basilaris. I have considered a couple of other species from Juncus etc but none seem to fit. Has anyone any ideas? The site is exposed wind blown fine pebbles and minimal sand near a small estuary.

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What

Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 03:36 PM NZDT

Description

I have added these specimens separately as they have a very different look to their lateral sepal appearance than the last post. As with the dorsal sepal they are longer and twisted/curled. @memopop for your collection of variations...

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What

Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 03:32 PM NZDT

Description

This specimen showed yet more characteristics that others at the site. The lateral sepals were very wide reaching, and the dorsal sepal horizontal. I was wondering whether this may be P. australis? @memopop

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 03:24 PM NZDT

Description

As far as I know this is a first for this species to be noted at this site. There are no Beech species any where nearby, or a montane situation. I think that possibly makes this colony a bit of an oddity...These specimens were much hairier than others I have seen which may be due mostly to the exposure of the site...

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 03:08 PM NZDT

Description

I think this is an example of a very pink/purple coloured T. longifolia, there were white specimens near by, but as per human nature took a photo of the different specimen...Does anyone have any other ideas?

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 02:58 PM NZDT

Description

I think that this is the entity closest to P. montana sensu Moore. Any comments would be helpful...

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What

Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 02:47 PM NZDT

Description

This entity of P. banksii is an unusual one, the labellum is notched and the leaves erect. @memopop

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 02:40 PM NZDT

Description

This is an example with very open(wide) labellum lobes. Obviously it looks to have come off second best with a mower...

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 1, 2017 11:53 AM NZDT

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What

Maikaika Microtis unifolia

Observer

mattward

Date

October 31, 2017 04:26 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common in coastal environment.

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