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Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii)

Observer

kirijoy

Date

November 2021
Myrtle Rust - Photo (c) Fern Brand, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kirijoy's ID: Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii)
Posted by kirijoy about 3 hours ago (Flag)

Probably myrtle rust but the uploaded image is just 180 x 240 pixels and far too small to see detail

Posted by cooperj 5 minutes ago (Flag)

NAME
Trachypepla festiva Philpott

PARENT
Trachypepla

BIOSTATUS
Indigenous, present in the wild (2021)

HABITAT
Terrestrial

Posted by stephen_thorpe 10 minutes ago (Flag)
Fungi

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No photos or sounds

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Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

robcruickshank

Date

December 18, 2015 12:16 PM +13
Pixie Cup Lichens - Photo (c) Ilja Klutman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
meurkc's ID: Pixie Cup Lichens (Genus Cladonia)
Posted by meurkc almost 6 years ago (Flag)
Posted by robcruickshank almost 6 years ago (Flag)

@robcruickshank photo lost?

Posted by tony_wills 32 minutes ago (Flag)

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Beard Lichens (Genus Usnea)

Observer

memopob

Date

January 21, 2019

Description

Can't track satisfactory ID down. Is it a Cladia or Cladonia?
Saxicolous, alpine. Thallus terete, lightly branched. Main stem pale with bands of dark, smaller branches blackish to blackish brown. No visible perforations in thallus. Presumably fruticose but nothing reproductive apparent.

Posted by memopob almost 3 years ago (Flag)

https://inaturalist.nz/people/pjd1
Can you assist with Genus please

Posted by memopob almost 2 years ago (Flag)

I think it might be Usnea and have seen something similar in the South Island mountains (e.g. https://inaturalist.nz/observations/33873721) but am still looking into the genus so not confident at this stage (hence why I added your obs as a favourite - so I can see what others think).

Posted by melissa_hutchison almost 2 years ago (Flag)

Thanks Melissa, I will work through Usnea options in Galloways publications.
Notably the growths are ringed indicating discontinuous medulla perhaps.

Posted by memopob almost 2 years ago (Flag)
Higher Ascomycetes - Photo (c) Jonathan Kolby, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
tony_wills's ID: Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)

@allison89 any idea?

Posted by tony_wills 1 day ago (Flag)
Beard Lichens - Photo (c) Teodoro Chivatá Bedoya, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
allison89's ID: Beard Lichens (Genus Usnea)

You have a mix of alpine Usnea species. Those with soredia e.g. at the top, are U. acromelana. Those with apothecia, as at the bottom, are U. ciliata.

Posted by allison89 about 2 hours ago (Flag)

Thanks Allison

Posted by tony_wills about 2 hours ago (Flag)

@allison89 - I have been wondering about how to easily distinguish U. acromelana from U. ciliata (in the field). Is it mainly down to whether they are fertile (or not)?

I recently saw what I thought was U. acromelana (https://inaturalist.nz/observations/100839921), but some individuals in the same spot were fertile, so I was wondering if that was U. ciliata? https://inaturalist.nz/observations/100839924

Do both species often grow together?

Posted by melissa_hutchison 35 minutes ago (Flag)
Posted by melissa_hutchison 35 minutes ago (Flag)

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Date

November 13, 2021
Holothuria - Photo (c) Julien Renoult, some rights reserved (CC BY)
islandwildlifespotters's ID: Genus Holothuria, a member of Sea Cucumbers (Class Holothuroidea)
Posted by islandwildlifespo... 14 days ago (Flag)
Posted by islandwildlifespo... about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Dwarf Gentians (Genus Gentianella)

Date

November 15, 2021 03:33 PM NZDT
Posted by christopherstephens 5 days ago (Flag)

probably an immature plant of G. corymbifera

Posted by david_lyttle about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Conebushes (Genus Leucadendron)

Observer

cco

Date

November 21, 2021 09:26 AM NZDT

Description

Planted shrub, perhaps a hybrid, in neglected old nursery-garden

Conebushes - Photo (c) Campbell Fleming, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
cco's ID: Conebushes (Genus Leucadendron)
Posted by cco about 2 hours ago (Flag)

@tonyrebelo 3 different bushes posted on iNat today, from the same garden as previously posted L. stellare and L. strobilinum

Posted by cco about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Asters and Allies (Tribe Astereae)

Observer

taylajane

Date

November 20, 2021 09:02 AM NZDT

Not sure which species

Posted by melissa_hutchison 2 days ago (Flag)
Lagenophora - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
taylajane's ID: Genus Lagenophora, a member of Asters and Allies (Tribe Astereae)
Posted by taylajane 1 day ago (Flag)
Bog Mountain Daisy - Photo (c) john_barkla, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by John Barkla
david_lyttle's ID: Bog Mountain Daisy (Celmisia glandulosa)

Was it in a damp place?

Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)

Ah Celmisia makes more sense. Lagenophora didn't quite sit right with me but I couldn't think of what other daisy it could be! Sorry about that.

Posted by melissa_hutchison about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

Date

November 26, 2021 05:17 PM NZDT

Description

Wild, came up in raspberry patch, not present elsewhere in the garden so must have come in from somewhere else.

Same genus as the superweed wandering willy (Tradescantia fluminensis).

Hopefully it won't become as invasive and hard to kill!!

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Observer

haydenj

Date

November 2021

Description

"red stem"
only one plant from what I could see

Caladenia - Photo (c) Paul George, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
haydenj's ID: Genus Caladenia, a member of Orchids (Family Orchidaceae)
Posted by haydenj 1 day ago (Flag)

Unusual labellum but looks like C. aff. chlorostyla otherwise.

Posted by bill-nz about 10 hours ago (Flag)

Carlos identified this as C. "Red stem". We found a few but they were not common. There was another observation that you've also called aff chlorostyla.
They were easily distinguished from chlorostyla s.s. by the dark red, hairy flower spike, the dark glandular surface on the outside of the sepals/petals, and the red at the base of the calli.

Posted by haydenj about 8 hours ago (Flag)

@haydenj Over the years a number of tag names have been applied to Caladenia that have obvious affinities with C. chlorostyla s.s. These tag names include Caladenia "green stem" and C. "red stem". The issue I have with this is that in many colonies there are a mixture of red stemmed and green stemmed plants, which makes such tag names totally confusing. As you note, C. chlorostyla s.s. is easily distinguished by its green stem and green back to the dorsal sepal. In addition, the tepals are greenish-white, without any hint of red coloration on the plant other than inside the flower. On the other hand, those called C. aff. chlorostyla can have red or green stems and red colouring in the tepals and on the dorsal sepal. The features these entities have in common with C. chlorostyla are flower shape, particularly the labellum, and the distinctive divergent bract on the scape, which no other NZ Caladenia species has. In the north of New Zealand there appears to be a slight gap between the flowering times of the two forms, which may or my not indicate speciation. Until DNA analysis is carried out we are not going to know for sure what we are dealing with and whether the differences extend to species level.

Posted by bill-nz about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Fruit Flies (Family Tephritidae)

Observer

mark2-nz

Date

November 27, 2021 11:26 AM NZDT
Insects - Photo (c) José Manuel Carreón Silva, all rights reserved
mark2-nz's ID: Insects (Class Insecta)
Posted by mark2-nz about 5 hours ago (Flag)
Flies - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
russellclarke's ID: Flies (Order Diptera)
Posted by russellclarke about 5 hours ago (Flag)
Fruit Flies - Photo (c) bob15noble, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
steve_kerr's ID: Fruit Flies (Family Tephritidae)

I think ....

Posted by steve_kerr about 1 hour ago (Flag)

You could crop this image quite a bit and save space.

Posted by steve_kerr about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Observer

ria999

Date

November 26, 2021 01:23 PM NZDT
Yellowhammer - Photo (c) Tom Tarrant, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
ria999's ID: Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
Posted by ria999 1 day ago (Flag)
British Yellowhammer - Photo (c) Nigel Voaden, all rights reserved
skipperdogman's ID: British Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella ssp. caliginosa)
Posted by skipperdogman about 23 hours ago (Flag)
Posted by ria999 about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Bronze Hopper (Helpis minitabunda)

Observer

ria999

Date

November 26, 2021 05:08 PM NZDT
Bronze Hopper - Photo (c) Robert Whyte, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ria999's ID: Bronze Hopper (Helpis minitabunda)
Posted by ria999 about 23 hours ago (Flag)
Bronze Hopper - Photo (c) Robert Whyte, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
steve_kerr's ID: Bronze Hopper (Helpis minitabunda)
Posted by steve_kerr about 23 hours ago (Flag)

Thanks @steve_kerr

Posted by ria999 about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Bull Kelp Chiton (Plaxiphora egregia)

Observer

mesoplodon

Date

November 3, 2021 08:26 PM NZDT

Description

Checking beneath every kelp holdfast you see does pay off :)

Bull Kelp Chiton - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
mesoplodon's ID: Bull Kelp Chiton (Plaxiphora egregia)
Posted by mesoplodon about 19 hours ago (Flag)
Bull Kelp Chiton - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
glycymeris's ID: Bull Kelp Chiton (Plaxiphora egregia)
Posted by glycymeris about 17 hours ago (Flag)

Congratulations!! I am yet to find the species but I will try harder...!

Posted by glycymeris about 17 hours ago (Flag)
Bull Kelp Chiton - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
predomalpha's ID: Bull Kelp Chiton (Plaxiphora egregia)
Posted by predomalpha about 16 hours ago (Flag)

Well done.

Posted by predomalpha about 16 hours ago (Flag)
Bull Kelp Chiton - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
fiestykakapo's ID: Bull Kelp Chiton (Plaxiphora egregia)
Posted by fiestykakapo about 8 hours ago (Flag)

Thank you, it was quite exciting! I wish you luck in your search for this species

Posted by mesoplodon about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Vegetable Sheep (Raoulia mammillaris)

Date

November 15, 2021 05:03 PM NZDT
Vegetable Sheep - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
christopherstephens's ID: Vegetable Sheep (Raoulia mammillaris)
Posted by christopherstephens 5 days ago (Flag)

I think it is Raoulia subsericea. The conspicuous leafy buds are an abnormal phytopathological condition

Posted by david_lyttle about 1 hour ago (Flag)

Photos / Sounds

Date

November 2021

Description

damp tarn edge. One flower found.

Posted by christopherstephens 5 days ago (Flag)
Epilobium angustum - Photo (c) John Barkla, some rights reserved (CC BY)
david_lyttle's ID: Epilobium angustum, a member of Willowherbs (Genus Epilobium)
Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)

fairly sure it is this which is often confused with E. komorovianum

Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Dwarf Gentians (Genus Gentianella)

Observer

taylajane

Date

November 20, 2021 11:02 AM NZDT

Description

Maybe bellidifolia

Dwarf Gentians - Photo (c) Tim Waters, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
taylajane's ID: Dwarf Gentians (Genus Gentianella)
Posted by taylajane 3 days ago (Flag)

more like to be immature plants of G. corymbosa

Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Mountain Daisies (Genus Celmisia)

Observer

taylajane

Date

November 20, 2021 11:09 AM NZDT
Mountain Daisies - Photo (c) michellelambert, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
cara-lisa's ID: Mountain Daisies (Genus Celmisia)
Posted by cara-lisa 3 days ago (Flag)

Looks like a C. sessiliflora hybrid

Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Observer

brucedc

Date

November 24, 2021 12:33 PM +13
Epilobium rotundifolium - Photo (c) savvy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Nick Saville
brucedc's ID: Epilobium rotundifolium, a member of Willowherbs (Genus Epilobium)
Posted by brucedc 3 days ago (Flag)
Epilobium rotundifolium - Photo (c) savvy, all rights reserved, uploaded by Nick Saville
david_lyttle's ID: Epilobium rotundifolium, a member of Willowherbs (Genus Epilobium)
Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)

seems to have hairy capsules though not well resolved in photos

Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Creeping Coprosma (Coprosma perpusilla)

Observer

taylajane

Date

November 2021
Creeping Coprosma - Photo (c) Natalie Tapson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
taylajane's ID: Creeping Coprosma (Coprosma perpusilla)
Posted by taylajane 3 days ago (Flag)

no, could be C. petriei

Posted by david_lyttle about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

robcruickshank

Date

November 30, 2015 12:47 PM +13
Posted by robcruickshank almost 6 years ago (Flag)

@robcruickshank photo lost?

Posted by tony_wills about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

robcruickshank

Date

November 30, 2015 12:45 PM +13
Posted by robcruickshank almost 6 years ago (Flag)

@robcruickshank photo lost?

Posted by tony_wills about 2 hours ago (Flag)
Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

ecoblitznz

Date

March 15, 2014 11:00 AM NZDT

Description

Found along the tracks surrounding the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre on the weekend of 14–15 March 2014. Identified by Allison Knight, Lars Ludwig, and their team from the University of Otago.

Posted by ecoblitznz about 6 years ago (Flag)
Shield Lichens - Photo (c) Kai-Philipp Schablewski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
ecoblitznz's ID: Shield Lichens (Genus Parmelia) Added as part of a taxon swap
Posted by ecoblitznz over 5 years ago (Flag)

Originally Id'd as genus lichen, probably a mistake.

Posted by tony_wills over 5 years ago (Flag)
Posted by tangatawhenua about 4 years ago (Flag)

Lots of different ones there.

Posted by tangatawhenua about 4 years ago (Flag)

I suspect that I didn't read the description when adding my ID! So perhaps there really is Genus Parmella in there (I don't know). So have withdrawn my coarse ID.

Posted by tony_wills about 4 years ago (Flag)
Shield Lichens - Photo (c) Kai-Philipp Schablewski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
tony_wills's ID: Shield Lichens (Genus Parmelia)
Posted by tony_wills 5 days ago (Flag)

@allison89 the description says your team ID'd this, did he remember the genus correctly :-)

Posted by tony_wills about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Observer

marleyii

Date

December 11, 2019 07:02 PM NZDT

Description

Stream side.

Posted by marleyii 13 days ago (Flag)

Dicranopteris caudata in my books. It seems pretty clearly to be a distinct species from Dicranopteris linearis s.s.

Posted by leonperrie about 3 hours ago (Flag)

That's what I was thinking but I couldn't find the name on here.

Posted by marleyii about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Pinkgills (Genus Entoloma)

Observer

jessica993

Date

November 25, 2021 09:57 AM AEST
Blue Pinkgill - Photo (c) Steve Reekie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
jessica993's ID: Werewere-Kokako (Entoloma hochstetteri)
Posted by jessica993 2 days ago (Flag)
Skyblue Pinkgill - Photo (c) John Poulakis, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by johnpoulakis
thebeachcomber's ID: Skyblue Pinkgill (Entoloma virescens)
Posted by thebeachcomber 2 days ago (Flag)
Pinkgills - Photo (c) Davide Puddu, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
petragloyn's ID: Pinkgills (Genus Entoloma)

Likely to be neither.

Posted by petragloyn about 5 hours ago (Flag)

I was going off Tom May's comment at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24556621, until more work is done

Posted by thebeachcomber about 4 hours ago (Flag)

So in other words he's in effect saying the same and adding we might as well use virescens for the moment even though it's most likely not that.

Posted by petragloyn about 3 hours ago (Flag)

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Sea Pork (Genus Aplidium)

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

November 20, 2021 11:53 AM NZDT
Sea Squirts - Photo (c) Eric Burgers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
lisa_bennett's ID: Sea Squirts (Class Ascidiacea)
Posted by lisa_bennett 2 days ago (Flag)

Early Xmas present? Aren't Olympus TGxyz wonderful :-)

Posted by tony_wills 2 days ago (Flag)

Late Mother’s Day/ early bday present! I’m so thrilled. Unfortunately my snorkel was leaking so I ended up swallowing half the marine reserve and making myself sick, so my early Xmas present was a fancy new snorkel! I can’t wait to learn how to use it properly.

Posted by lisa_bennett 2 days ago (Flag)

I've never tried snorkeling, will have to get one, any pointers ? :-)

Posted by tony_wills 2 days ago (Flag)

Oh wow, you are going to love it! It’s another world under there!
Snorkels are pretty basic. You can’t go too wrong. My one was old and the valve at the bottom leaked so I couldn’t clear it. Any dive shop can give you pointers. Do you have friends you can go with? I’ve taught a couple of people to snorkel - happy to take you if you want :) Once you get over the strangeness of breathing normally with your face under the water it is a piece of cake.

Posted by lisa_bennett 2 days ago (Flag)
Sea Pork - Photo (c) whodden, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
luca_dt's ID: Sea Pork (Genus Aplidium)

Yay TG-6 haha, images looks great!

Posted by luca_dt about 17 hours ago (Flag)

@luca_dt - I was so excited I took it out the day after I got it before I even read the manual, so hopefully the images will improve as I learn the best ways to use it! I’m looking forward to having a summer in the water

Posted by lisa_bennett about 8 hours ago (Flag)

I don't know the improvements with the TG6, but with the TG3 and 5, to me, the best feature is the super macro closeups. Waterproof, and in-camera focus-stacking are great features too. Bought the TG3 years ago when we'd see the same friendly red cod just off the beach when swimming in Princess Bay ... never did see them again once I got an underwater camera!

Posted by tony_wills about 3 hours ago (Flag)

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Observer

marleyii

Date

December 4, 2019 12:19 PM NZDT

Description

On boulders in coastal forest.

Microsorum vieillardii - Photo (c) Ryan McMinds, some rights reserved (CC BY)
marleyii's ID: Microsorum vieillardii, a member of Polypody Family (Family Polypodiaceae)
Posted by marleyii 17 days ago (Flag)

grossum?

Posted by leonperrie about 3 hours ago (Flag)

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What

Ferns (Class Polypodiopsida)

Observer

pl_stenger

Date

November 1, 2021 12:53 PM +11
Ferns - Photo (c) Joan Simon, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
pl_stenger's ID: Ferns (Class Polypodiopsida)
Posted by pl_stenger 10 days ago (Flag)

Dicksonia?

Posted by leonperrie about 3 hours ago (Flag)

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What

Wood Ferns (Genus Dryopteris)

Observer

majellanzk

Date

November 26, 2021 11:38 AM +13
Gully Fern - Photo (c) Dan and Sharon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by d_kluza
majellanzk's ID: Gully Fern (Pneumatopteris pennigera)
Posted by majellanzk 1 day ago (Flag)
Male Fern - Photo (c) Алена Фронтова, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
cara-lisa's ID: Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas)
Posted by cara-lisa 1 day ago (Flag)
Wood Ferns - Photo (c) Alexander Malyutkin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
barbaraparris's ID: Wood Ferns (Genus Dryopteris)
Posted by barbaraparris 1 day ago (Flag)
Wood Ferns - Photo (c) Alexander Malyutkin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
leonperrie's ID: Wood Ferns (Genus Dryopteris)
Posted by leonperrie about 4 hours ago (Flag)

Do you have an image of the underside of a frond?

Posted by dhutch about 3 hours ago (Flag)