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Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Youngish plant colonising a new patch of scree. Interesting that limbs are virtually subterranean at this stage.

Pic 2 : Very old plants in typical habitat

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What

Kopoti Anisotome aromatica

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

In one of its many forms. Scree edge plant this time.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

This spp? Has a leaf sinus. Great show of flowers when most other Veronica plants in area had none.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Plant with unusual sport or some sort of insect gall maybe.

Habit clearly extends over numerous seasons. Sub-nival scree-edge plant.

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Common Land Snails and Slugs Order Stylommatophora

Observer

memopob

Date

February 15, 2018

Description

Large slug c 100mm long when on the move.
Boards it is crossing are 150mm wide.
Has some bits of rubbish stuck to it.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Most in exposed scree zone had purple-red foliage. This one a complete contrast caught my eye.
Seed heads visible top of pic.

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What

Common Mountain Daisy Celmisia spectabilis ssp. spectabilis

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Leaves rather more lanceolate than usual. Could this be var lanceolata?

Lone Prasophyllum growing with them.

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Leek Orchid Prasophyllum colensoi

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Present throughout all the local ranges at elevation.

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South Island Edelweiss Leucogenes grandiceps

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Has the much finer growth habit with quite tiny leaves.
Growing through Celmisia on upper fringes of screes.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

One of the short, filiform leaved spp. Growing at the lower alpine level.

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Coastal copper Lycaena salustius

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

About as far away from the coast as one can get.... but look ....our favourite tucker [Ragwort] is here in NZ butterfly heaven.. predator free upper Clarence Valley, an amazing place for our native butterflies.
Droplets of early morning dew in fascinating patterns on the petals. Butterflys just warming to the first rays of sun for the day. New Zealand's real beauty largely goes unseen and unappreciated.

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little hard fern Blechnum penna-marina

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Habitat shot. Typical sub-alpine site. Beech cover nearby.

Very comfortable in damp but well drained spot growing amongst Oxalis, 2 Anisotomes, Brachyglottis and at least two grasses.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Scree plant. This specimen had two flowers both on last legs. Upper surface of foliage quite shiny.

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Mountain Wineberry Aristotelia fruticosa

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Sprawling low shrub. Leaves on average a little wider than suggested sp. but a posting from nearby St James Walkway is similar so could be a local variation.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Growing through a semi-prostrate Coprosma it is rather cryptic in this photo. Looking at the pinnate leaves. Site quite elevated for any Clematis, leaves thick and coriaceous, lianes short with ridge and groove surface.
It is possibly C forsteri which is recorded in the area. Just an extreme form caused by habitat.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Distinctive foliage with reddish margins and no sinus. Not uncommon in area.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Mat forming plant of daisy family.
ID uncertain. More common at higher elevations.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Under mountain beech cover.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Leaves tightly decurved to give appearance of succulent foliage.

Not common at lake edge, but more common at higher elevations
through these ranges.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Scree seepages bottom end.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

In fruit. Fairly common lakeside.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Similar leaf shape to C petrei but probably not this.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Long stems on flowers

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Is this sub orbiculata? Leaves are all orbicular.
This is sub-nival on upper edges of scree slopes.

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memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

I believe this is sub bellidiodes, [leaves obovate.]
Typical habitat shot. Surrounded by a whole community of other plants. Acaena, Anisotome, Coprosma, Pimelea, grasses, mosses and a Cladonia lichen.

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What

Large Mountain daisy Celmisia semicordata ssp. semicordata

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

My local lists have C semicordata sub semicordata but leaves seem a bit narrower like sub stricta.

Very large healthy plants 450mm high and 500mm across near head of lake in riparian strip

Habitat shot.

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Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Growths tend to be individual with little branching up higher. Sinus present, visible close to middle of 2nd pic.
Other similar V masoniae [was V pauciramosa var masoniae] is present here also.

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memopob

Date

January 28, 2018

Description

Leaves with decidedly hairy margins. Plant sub-nival, upper scree edge.

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What

Mountain carrot Gingidia montana

Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Large bright green pinnae. Habitat damp bank. Leaves not as serrated as some I've seen. ID?

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Observer

memopob

Date

January 27, 2018

Description

Probably Yarrumia colensoi?
Host Beech.

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