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What

Scented Broom Carmichaelia odorata

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Low shrub somewhere between drooping and scrambling. Fairly distinctive sparse foliage.

Seems to best fit this description.

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 25, 2017

Description

Orange sponge sp

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 25, 2017

Description

Plants with visible diaphragms, semi prostrate tangled growths.
This one caught my eye as an albino form.
There are a number of other species in this community. It has been posted for the white and pale khaki segmented species.

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Some indications that it's this species include, strictly corticolous, 'waisting' of the thallus below apothecia giving an almost 'sunflower' impression,
younger growths are frosty white, thallus tends to clump and is larger than most Bunodophoron sp

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What

Red Algae Phylum Rhodophyta

Observer

memopob

Date

April 25, 2017

Description

Think it's this species of red algae, but average height of tufts only about 8cm high, about half the size they purportedly reach, has me wondering.

The pale pink coralloid form is a different species

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What

Sea Lettuce Ulva lactuca

Observer

memopob

Date

April 25, 2017

Description

Edible

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 25, 2017

Description

Making a surprisingly quick getaway.

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What

Comb fern Notogrammitis heterophylla

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Small perching fern, not uncommon in some places. Tend to grow from a very short rhizome giving a clumping affect.

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Medulla white, photobiont green, black disced marginal apothecia. Thallus narrow, faveolate, elongated, dichotomous, branching almost at right-angles, margins entire, tips to acute, underside with dark tomentum, creamy white pseudocyphellae.
Either this or P faveolata.

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Beech host. Distinctively tomentose on growing margins. Upper surface in greys, margin white, lower surface dull red-brown, glabrous.
Exuding yellow colouring into dew.

Fungi

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What

fungi including lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Red corticolous fungus on fallen beech? Windfall zone between Browning Hut and ultramafics leading to Rocks hut

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What

Poisonpies Genus Hebeloma

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Under Douglas fir and in relatively near association with Boletales and Macrolepiota.
Gills pale sepia

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Tiny 3mm long spider doing a highspeed dash across the picnic table at Browning Hut.

Is this one of the big-jaw sp.
Male with loaded pedipalps.

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What

New Zealand Grasshopper Phaulacridium marginale

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

On rough pasture at Browning hut

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Massive cap about 180mm across.
Probably just past ideal maturity and cap surface showing signs of deterioration. Smaller specimens in better shape [pix 3 & 4]
Seems to match A squarrosus best.

Fungi

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What

fungi including lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Thallus margins entire, surface glabrous and only vaguely bullate, weakly dichotomous, pale apothecia laminal rather than favouring the margins. Medulla white.
Underside remaining light brown for a long period, dotted randomly with white pseudocyphellae.

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What

Graceful Parasol Macrolepiota clelandii

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

To about 60mm across. Edge of cap with definite frill hanging below pure white gills.

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What

Western Painted Suillus Suillus lakei

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Under Douglas fir. Not shiny or sticky on cap, so presumably not Slippery Jack.

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What

mountain toatoa Phyllocladus alpinus

Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

These plants in the ultramafic zone demonstrate the suppressed growth of limbs when high levels of manganese is present. It works for most members of the pine family. Trees grow perfect trunks even when in solitary, full-light situations.

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Observer

memopob

Date

April 23, 2017

Description

Late flowering, straggly plant living on the Ultramafics. Flowers with long narrow petals.
Is this the same species flowering here in early November. If so, it has an amazingly long season.

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What

Sheetweb Spiders Genus Cambridgea

Observer

memopob

Date

February 15, 2017

Description

Observation posted on behalf of daughter K Levy.
Rather large spider that turned up in an outside bathtub
The tale of Miss Muffet comes to mind, but this time the spider was evicted, still in one piece as it decided to play possum when discovered.

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Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

With ripe fruiting bodies.

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Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

Common forest floor and corticolous sp where mountain beech forest occurs

Underside ranging white to black with prominent pseudocyphellae.
Thallus margins entire, surface glabrous, shallowly wrinkled - bullate.

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What

Mountain Astelia Astelia nervosa

Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

Does not appear to be the silvery mountain astelia but has distinctive silvery [hirsute] edges to lamina. Very attractive plant with contrasting dark central vein/nerve. See detail 2nd pic.
Hybrid? Or simply natural variation

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What

Large Mountain daisy Celmisia semicordata ssp. semicordata

Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

Part of the sub-alpine bog community on Lewis Pass Saddle.
Large plant with leaves to 50mm across and up to 30cm long.

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What

Bonnets Genus Mycena

Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

Habitat part of sub-alpine bog community.

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What

Bog Mingimingi Androstoma empetrifolium

Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

In sub-alpine bog.

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Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

Small herb in sub-alpine bog community.
Fruiting stage. Tiny fleshy dark fruit.
Leaves opposite, obovate, vaguely dentate.
Gonocarpus?

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What

Viper's-bugloss Echium vulgare

Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

Commonest weed in Marlborough and North Canterbury back hills.

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What

koromiko Veronica salicifolia

Observer

memopob

Date

March 31, 2017

Description

Leaf buds with small ovate sinus.
Elevation is quite high for this sp.

Fruiting stage.

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