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mattward

Date

September 20, 2017 05:42 PM NZST

Description

Yet another large colony of this species for the season, maybe they like the rain. Growing in Beech litter.

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What

Spider orchids Genus Corybas

Observer

mattward

Date

September 20, 2017 05:35 PM NZST

Description

This species is common in the Park and easily found below Beech.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 20, 2017 02:19 PM NZST

Description

Growing in a continual seep. First time I have managed to catch this colony in flower. Only a few of the specimens had flowered, I suspect that it may have been suggested to be C. macranthus in the past due to the very round non-flowering plants leaves.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 20, 2017 01:09 PM NZST

Description

Featured because of the striking colouring.

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What

Spider orchids Genus Corybas

Observer

mattward

Date

September 15, 2017 02:51 PM NZST

Description

This is a species which is yet to be named called Corybas 'whiskers', found on continually wet river bank receiving non-direct sunlight.

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What

Greenhood Orchids Genus Pterostylis

Observer

mattward

Date

September 15, 2017 01:05 PM NZST

Description

A little early for this species to be 100% sure. Very likely P. banksii.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 15, 2017 12:40 PM NZST

Description

Several colonies around this Reserve particularly below Kunzea robusta.

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What

Greenhood Orchids Genus Pterostylis

Observer

mattward

Date

September 14, 2017 05:25 PM NZST

Description

I think these could be P. banksii. Again a revisit required to proof identity.

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What

Greenhood Orchids Genus Pterostylis

Observer

mattward

Date

September 14, 2017 05:20 PM NZST

Description

I think that these will grow up to be P. graminea judging by the slender leaves. Return visit required.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 14, 2017 05:01 PM NZST

Description

These flowers were well past it, lucky enough to find one to prove identity.

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What

Green Bird Orchid Chiloglottis cornuta

Observer

mattward

Date

September 14, 2017 04:50 PM NZST

Description

Only 4 plants noted, obviously just starting to show. A return visited will be need to see extent of this population.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 14, 2017 04:35 PM NZST

Description

A new site for this species, 4 small colonies found. Growing below beech.

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What

Easter Orchid Earina autumnalis

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 06:24 PM NZST

Description

Sevral specimens in the Reserve, all which appeared to have finished flowering not too long ago, as fruit not fully formed.

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What

New Zealand Bamboo Orchid Earina mucronata

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 05:58 PM NZST

Description

Several specimen noted all of which were starting to show flower buds.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 06:34 PM NZST

Description

This species was growing on several trees all being Rewarewa.

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What

orchids Family Orchidaceae

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 06:48 PM NZST

Description

The only specimen noted and growing rupestrally. In case of wondering there is a root in the shot which has gripped around the tree root.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 05:51 PM NZST

Description

Another colony added to the location that I first noted last year. I have posted the range of flower sizes by using my finger as scale.

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What

Easter Orchid Earina autumnalis

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 05:23 PM NZST

Description

Only specimen noted in the Reserve, growing rupestrally.

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What

Pixie cap Acianthus sinclairii

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 04:31 PM NZST

Description

Two colonies of this species noted in the Reserve.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 04:25 PM NZST

Description

The only colony of this species noted during my visit. Shaded plants lack colour on the leaf.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 03:47 PM NZST

Description

A small colony growing at the base of beech.

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What

Greenhood Orchids Genus Pterostylis

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 03:20 PM NZST

Description

Possibly P.banksii, cant be sure without a revisit.

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What

Spider orchids Genus Corybas

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 03:15 PM NZST

Description

Likely C. 'rimutaka' yet compared to the post prior this group of specimens has a different fromat of trichomes inside the labellum and a more protruding labellum when viewed in profile.

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What

Spider orchids Genus Corybas

Observer

mattward

Date

September 11, 2017 02:38 PM NZST

Description

This specimen is likely C. 'rimutaka' locally common in the reserve. I am posting another possible species next which has a different fromat of trichomes inside the labellum and a more protruding labellum when viewed in profile.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 7, 2017 05:16 PM NZST

Description

Growing on the drier parts of the bank near location of C. iridescens.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 7, 2017 05:21 PM NZST

Description

Several colonies of this species in shaded damp areas along the track side at the road end.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 7, 2017 01:34 PM NZST

Description

I have had the species confirmed, which is helpful as it shows the variation of this species which like many I thought is only yellow/transparent in colour.

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What

New Zealand Bamboo Orchid Earina mucronata

Observer

mattward

Date

September 7, 2017 04:24 PM NZST

Description

Otaki River. Growing above river bank.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 7, 2017 02:26 PM NZST

Description

YTYY Track.

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Observer

mattward

Date

September 7, 2017 03:43 PM NZST

Description

Otaki River. Growing just above the usual high water mark, which has no relevance this season, rupestral. Last pic trying to show habitat.

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