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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Spathulate tips to rosette of leaves. Next to natural bogs.

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December 2, 2017

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Lancewood Tree Daisy Olearia lacunosa

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Date

December 2, 2017

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'Shrubs' 5m high with a trunk approaching 1m through at the butt. Very impressive!

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Date

December 2, 2017

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On limbs of certain shrubs at the margins of forest and in natural scrubland

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Vascular plants Subkingdom Tracheophyta

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Small flowering plant in damp patch, trackside. Flowers about 2-3mm across.

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Pink Pine Halocarpus biformis

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Shrubby trees to 2m in this vicinity, often smaller.

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Variegated Foam Lichen Stereocaulon vesuvianum

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Saxicolous on granite outcrop.

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Not sure if this is a scab-weed or moss. Latter maybe? No flowering or fruiting clues.

Growth irregularly arranged, lamina tightly packed on stem pale yellow green with long filimentous white tips.
Growing on raised base of granite outcrops.
Rather attractive when viewed up close

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Growing at forest fringe on old sphagnum.
One growing in close association to an unusual Chiloglottis with purple dorsal with fine denticulations on margins. Normally entire!

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Date

December 2, 2017

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Huge colonies on the base of many cedars.

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Most like this with green fruiting capsule. Column checked, had linear stigma.[pic3] Dissect of ovary shows seed clusters in formation.

Fairly sparse in park and only found at montane elevations here.
Interesting to note fl specimens with 4 leaves and the orbicular leaves of some juveniles. And also plants in heavier shade with petiolate lower leaves.

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Kawaka Libocedrus plumosa

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Very large trees dominating the beech canopy to 20+m high and butts to 1m through. Juveniles with long spiky leaves compared to L bidwillii

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Was suffering an unusual die-back
Last pic from underside. Has unusual hairs.. mostly underside....visible in the closer shots.

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fungi and lichens Kingdom Fungi

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Crustose lichen which excludes every other lower plant form it grows beside. Interesting to observe the battle for territory at the lower margins of this specimen. Moss is definitely losing.

Maybe a Phlyctus sp ??

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Date

December 2, 2017

Description

Young plants only about 1m high.
Tend to be finer leaver here when juvenile.

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Date

December 1, 2017

Description

Flora of NZ Vol II goes to a lot of trouble describing one ID feature of C macranthus as having a pedicellate leaf.. so what is this then?
Sorry Lucy no pedicels here!

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Date

December 1, 2017

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Extremely common in this vicinity.

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Date

December 1, 2017

Description

Leaves to 15cm long, young plant, lower branches with loose stringy/flaky bark.

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Date

November 26, 2017

Description

The most commonly found smaller flowered Pterostylis in the Nelson Lakes District.
Easy to ID in the field, just look for a smaller flowered Pt spp, tip of the labellum with twist [variably just how much] and sepals that are flat rather than rolled and terete.
Can be mistaken for P graminea but above features set it apart.
Foliage can be quite variable, from long and grassy like these specimens to short, broader and in some forms of an olive green shade. Labellum tip colours also vary from black to red and sepal tips from green to red.
This natural variation has inspired many new 'tag' names and hence the forming on the P montana 'agg'.

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Green Bird Orchid Chiloglottis cornuta

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Date

November 26, 2017

Description

Form with khaki calli and leaves that lack a petiole. More common than the green petiolate form here.

Growing petioles on leaves may just be a poor light syndrome.

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Date

November 26, 2017

Description

Uncommon to scarce here.
Solitary specimen quite near to a very populous colony of P australis agg with almost identical crenulated foliage.
This specimen is middle of the road s.s. and typifies the species perfectly.
Dorsal sepal and labellum both long and strongly arching, lower leaves wavy edged and occasionally shortly petiolate or barely sheathing, upper [flowering bract] well short of the galea, +/- linear and acute and sheathing.

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Date

November 26, 2017

Description

Maybe H revolutum but seems too large.

Fronds to 150mm, pinnae quite fine in appearance, toothed and the freshly forming sori appear to be terminal, ball shaped and just forming.
Rachis somewhat winged and older parts not particularly hairy.

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gilled mushrooms Order Agaricales

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Date

November 26, 2017

Description

Caps to 110mm across

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Prostrate snowberry Gaultheria macrostigma

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Date

November 26, 2017

Description

Compared to previous posting. Demonstrates natural variation.
Hanging from roadside bank at St Arnaud

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Prostrate snowberry Gaultheria macrostigma

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Date

November 26, 2017

Description

Sprawling, scrambling low shrub to 150mm high, leaves purplish, linear-lanceolate and serrated.

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Wineberry Aristotelia serrata

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Date

November 17, 2017

Description

Full flower and fungal/lichen attack on old leaf

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Date

November 17, 2017

Description

This sp I think
Crustose lichen with mushroom-like fruiting bodies

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sexy pavement lichen Xanthoparmelia scabrosa

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Date

June 22, 2017

Description

Section in top of photo with apothecia [scarce]. Searched a lot of headstones to find some.

Apothecia pedicellate, disc to 5mm across, matt, red-brown concave to undulate, margins match thallus, can be ragged or incised and isidiate.

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Date

November 15, 2017

Description

The only NZ Pterostylis sp with olive green foliage.
While still in bud, recognizable by the foilage and the bud form and shape.
Not common in this area.

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Date

November 15, 2017

Description

Fruiting bodies very narrow and erect, stipes reddish, leaves pale lemon green and retain water well.

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