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marleyii

Date

January 3, 2022

Description

Rare saxicolous lichen on basalt with Buellia spuria. Colourless one septate spores, nonpolarilocular, 10 x 5 microns. K + Yellow? Lecanora type asci, apothecia lecideine, with thalline margin.

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What

New Zealand Sow Thistle (Sonchus kirkii)

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marleyii

Date

May 2019

Description

15 odd young plants hanging on to cliff

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marleyii

Date

June 1, 2021 02:08 PM NZST

Description

Isidiate with tiny squamles. Spores fit this species. Corticolous on pōhutukawa. Spores 15 microns long. There's also Phyllopsora microdactyla so need to check chemistry.

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What

Pygmy Sundew (Drosera pygmaea)

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oaag1993

Date

December 2015

Description

Found in Dec 2015 on sand in and around Apodasmia similis, Pararaha wetland. Fairly common in a localised area of the wetland. We also found an exotic drosera (D. capensis) and at least 2 species of Utricularia. Suspect this Drosera was probably planted here.. Any thoughts?

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Orange Dimple Lichen (Coenogonium luteum)

Date

January 28, 2021 09:04 AM NZDT

Description

Corticolous

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marleyii

Date

January 8, 2021 09:34 AM NZDT

Description

Occasional corticolous forest.

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pjd1

Date

February 26, 2021 10:38 AM NZDT

Description

Common on dead or dying branches and twigs of hakapiri (Olearia traversiorum).

Apothecia mostly destroyed by small mites. Conidiomata pycnidia numerous, immersed, punctiform, conidia minute, filiform sometimes curved.

Genus determination suggested by Dr Robert Lücking

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marleyii

Date

April 13, 2019 11:43 AM NZST

Description

Seen on nikau leaf in coastal forest.

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pdbellbutler

Date

December 8, 2020 01:48 PM NZDT

Description

On rock, trackside. Baeomyces, Dibaeus or Icmadophila. Will determine unless someone does so for me. @marshy...

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Hutu (Ascarina lucida)

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pdbellbutler

Date

December 8, 2020 01:38 PM NZDT

Description

Common small tree on ridges/high faces. @marshy

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marleyii

Date

November 2020

Description

Locally abundant on sandstone face with Metrosideros carminea.

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chrise

Date

November 23, 2020 05:28 PM NZDT

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pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019

Description

Corticolous on tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides). Common. Thallus when fresh orange-green drying greenish-yellow to white. Perithecia aggregated in pseudostroma. Thallus K+ yellow, UV-. Ascospores 8 / ascus, irregularly arranged, ascospores 3-septate, 4-lcoular (22.5-)25 × (7-)8 μm.

First three images show lichen in-situ prior to collection, the other images are taken from herbarium specimen.

Seems to fit this genus and species best - but not recorded from New Zealand before.

Noted for Wharariki - Puponga Bioblitz November 2019.

Determination by A.J. Marshall & A. Aptroot - provisional, specimen sent overseas for further testing.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14788 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12130

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pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 02:24 PM NZST

Description

Lignicolous on driftwood exposed at low tide on mudflats. Identification tentative - specimen colllected.

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Date

February 2020

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pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 08:58 AM NZDT

Description

Noted once on the rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola) twigs lying on forest floor. Images of re-hydrated and dry specimen.

Images from herbarium material

Noted for Wharariki - Puponga Bioblitz November 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14907 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12263.

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marleyii

Date

January 19, 2020 01:03 PM NZDT

Description

Saxicolous. Not recorded from the north but seems to fit otherwise.

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Date

February 22, 2020 11:24 AM NZDT

Description

Corticolous in beech forest

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Date

February 22, 2020 11:24 AM NZDT

Description

Corticolous in beech forest

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What

Shingle Lichens (Genus Pannaria)

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tony_wills

Date

June 9, 2020 04:47 PM NZST

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What

Pale Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)

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marleyii

Date

May 29, 2020 01:35 PM NZST

Description

Seen in carpark.

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marleyii

Date

May 3, 2020 04:10 PM NZST

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What

Elegant Fringe Lichen (Heterodermia leucomelos)

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pjd1

Date

March 14, 2020 10:17 PM NZDT

Description

= Leucodermia leucomelos (L.) Kalb

Common. In this case corticolous on ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata).

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Date

February 6, 2020 01:53 PM NZDT

Description

Corticolous. Beech forest. Perhaps B. insigne.

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What

Rawiri (Kunzea linearis)

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pjd1

Date

January 2020

Description

Common in gumland scrub and as a distinct low forest vegetation association where it forms the main canopy species.

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Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)

Date

December 14, 2019 03:12 PM NZDT

Description

On large boulder. Beautiful patterns and colours! Lecidia?

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pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 08:58 AM NZDT

Description

I think. Still need to have a critical look at these - or rather my colleague @marshy will (not my group). Thallus surface pseudocyphellate.

Locally common on the trunk and branches of Coprosma areolata growing in the understorey of a rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola) forest.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Specimen collected.

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What

Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

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johnb-nz

Date

November 2019

Place

Missing Location

Description

Stevens Reserve track.

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What

Sentry Palm (Howea belmoreana)

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johnb-nz

Date

November 20, 2019 06:15 PM NZDT

Description

Stevens Reserve track.

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What

Shield Lichens (Genus Parmelia)

Date

October 7, 2019 01:16 PM NZDT

Description

Need to key this one out.
On rockfall

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Chatham Island Bastard Grass (Carex auceps)

Observer

pjd1

Description

Abundant sedge of forest floor. Specimens fertile. Mature culms pendulous and/or trailing along ground up to 1 m from foliage. These mature fruiting culms often tangled together. Most seen had dehisced their utricles but all retained the glumes (a feature of this species).

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Fan Pelt Lichen (Peltigera venosa)

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alisonnorthup

Date

July 10, 2019 03:26 PM CDT

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What

Woolly Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

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tom59

Date

July 23, 2019 10:30 AM NZST

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What

Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)

Observer

tom59

Date

July 11, 2019 02:57 PM NZST

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Date

June 23, 2019 03:46 PM NZST

Description

P. glabra? In montane totara forest.

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Date

June 23, 2019 03:50 PM NZST

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Date

June 23, 2019 03:46 PM NZST

Description

S. subcaperata? in montane totara forest.

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marleyii

Date

June 2, 2019 02:49 PM NZST

Description

Seen in grey scrub.

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marleyii

Date

June 2, 2019 04:30 PM NZST

Description

Seen in srcubland

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Date

June 2, 2019 01:18 PM NZST

Description

On rimu

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What

Powdered Speckleback Lichen (Punctelia perreticulata)

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marleyii

Date

June 2, 2019 09:30 AM NZST

Description

Seen on totara, outside tackle shop.

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marleyii

Date

June 2, 2019 12:41 PM NZST

Description

Seen in wet seepage

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pjd1

Date

May 25, 2019 10:18 AM NZST

Description

Possibly - tentative determination by Dr Robert Luecking "S. kelica" - I will need to check spores etc.

Thallus silivery white but without obvious prothallus. Thallus covered in sorediate / pruinose orange-yellow pustules (pycnidia?). These structures K+ violet rapidly changed to black.

Common on pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) in extremely dry situations - associated with Calicium tricolor and Chrysothrix xanthina.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14394 & M. James, UNITEC 10704

Stirtoniella kelica - least ways as we understand it in New Zealand looks like this - https://inaturalist.nz/observations/13508617, https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19097349

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marleyii

Date

May 25, 2019 03:30 PM NZST

Description

Seen on cabbage tree with porella

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What

White Ramping-Fumitory (Fumaria capreolata ssp. capreolata)

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marleyii

Date

May 22, 2019 12:59 PM NZST

Description

Seen along road edge

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marleyii

Date

March 10, 2019 10:41 AM NZDT

Description

On cabbage tree

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Date

April 2019

Description

Bark was red underneath - went back and took a photo a few weeks later.

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pjd1

Date

April 15, 2019 09:01 AM NZST

Description

Common amongst gravel of exposed lake bed. Associated with Myriophyllum triphyllum, Limosella lineata, Lachnagrostis striata, Lilaeopsis ruthiana and Riccia fluitans agg.

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marleyii

Date

April 27, 2019 12:14 PM NZST

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anthonymccaughan

Date

April 27, 2019 08:32 AM NZST

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What

Rock Shield Lichens (Genus Xanthoparmelia)

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golden_plover

Date

April 28, 2019 10:54 AM NZST

Description

City Nature Challenge, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2019
Thanks folks for any id's and comments you can add to this observation
Much appreciated :)

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Colenso's Hard Fern (Blechnum colensoi)

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johnb-nz

Date

March 29, 2019 02:07 PM NZDT

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What

Velvet Fern (Lastreopsis velutina)

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marleyii

Date

April 19, 2019 05:20 PM HST

Description

Cool to see up home, two plants seen in coastal scrub

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Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

April 7, 2019

Description

1B Waikowhai Rd.

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What

Scrambling Pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia complexa)

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marleyii

Date

March 26, 2019 09:21 AM HST

Description

Common on saltmarsh edge, large leaves persist out of shade. Unamed race?

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pjd1

Date

March 20, 2019 01:42 PM NZDT

Description

Common. Foliicolous on karearo (Ripogonum scandens).

Thallus foliicolous, continuous, smooth, grey-white to greenish-white, without marginal prothallus, campylidia uncommon, glaucescent, orientated in same direction, apothecia black, weakly pruinose; hypothecium bluish, 40-58 microns tall

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naturewatchwidow

Date

March 23, 2019 11:42 AM NZDT

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Franchet's Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster franchetii)

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pjd1

Date

March 20, 2019 10:35 AM NZDT

Description

Wild in paddock near road. Leaves densely invested in greyish-white hairs. An upright shrub c.1.5-2.0 m tall, with spreading branches.

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Red Grass (Bothriochloa macra)

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marleyii

Date

March 16, 2019 11:43 AM HST

Description

A few plants seen on track ridge top

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marleyii

Date

March 15, 2019 11:23 AM HST

Description

Corticolous on Pohutukawa

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Date

February 11, 2019 10:14 PM +13

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What

Weeping Mapou (Myrsine divaricata)

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marleyii

Date

March 13, 2019 10:47 AM HST

Description

Epiphyte in macrocarpa tree

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What

Cobblers' Pegs (Bidens pilosa)

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marleyii

Date

February 5, 2019 07:59 AM HST

Description

Common under Coprosma x kirkii

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pjd1

Date

February 10, 2019 10:07 AM NZDT

Description

Abundant macro-lichen on the trunks and branches of tarahinau (Dracophyllum arboreum). Photobiont green. Medulla yellow. Thallus rounded with broad, rounded lobes. Upper surface green when wet grey-green when dry (as seen here), without soredia, isidia, pseudocyphellae or phyllidia, punctate-impressed,apothecia numerous. Thallus underside golden to golden-brown, finely tomentose, covered in numerous yellow, fleck-like pseudocyphellae.

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What

Chatham Island Bastard Grass (Carex auceps)

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pjd1

Date

February 2019

Description

Abundant ground cover along track sides. Plants in full fruit, fruiting culms mostly fully elongated and trailing across forest floor.

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Swamp Mapou (Myrsine coxii)

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pjd1

Date

February 2019

Description

Abundant in tarahinau (Dracophyllum arboreum) forest. Numerous shrubs and small tree's up to 8 m tall all copiously suckering from trunk bases and exposed roots in peaty ground. To date I have never seen a seedling of this species. Fruit is frequently set but doesn't seem to germinate in the cultivation.

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Wrinkle Leaf Pomaderris (Pomaderris rugosa)

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marleyii

Date

February 2019

Description

"sun kissed" on the clay soils above oceans.

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Colenso's Hard Fern (Blechnum colensoi)

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marleyii

Date

December 8, 2018 09:09 AM HST

Description

In dry area of podocarp forest.

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Chatham Island Forest Sedge (Carex ventosa)

Observer

pjd1

Date

November 2018

Description

Abundant forest sedge, next to Carex auceps the most common sedge in the forested portions of the Awatotara Covenant.

Growing in wet ground with Austroblechnum lanceolatum (A. c.f. norfolkianum)

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Chatham Sedge (Carex chathamica)

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pjd1

Date

November 2018

Description

Abundant in wet Sphagnum-filled depressions in a Sporadanthys / Dracophyllum bog.

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What

Rohutu (Lophomyrtus obcordata)

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marleyii

Date

November 13, 2018 04:31 PM HST

Description

Common tree in canopy, hybrids present.

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pjd1

Date

October 21, 2018 02:04 PM NZDT

Description

Common on (@clinton what species of??) barnacles exposed at low tide mark on andesitic breccia, on an exposed rock shore.

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What

Dark Nightshade (Solanum opacum)

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 11, 2018 01:19 PM NZST

Description

Common in wasteland near Waahi Tapu (Owairaka Spring). Inflorescences umbellate, flowers mauve-coloured (an unusual colour morph in New Zealand), stamens 0.8-1.2 mm long, mature fruits scarce (and not shown here) but those seen with broad, reflexed calyces.

Voucher collected.

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Jacinda's Barnacle Lichen (Ocellularia jacinda-arderniae)

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 2018

Description

Corticolous on tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides). Ascospores hyaline, strongly apiculate, up to 250 microns (if the tails are included). Seems to key here using Galloway (2007), except ascospores hyaline not brownish.

Images and determination by Andrew Marshall on the basis of specimens collected by Dan Blanchon, Peter de Lange and Andrew for a lichen diversity study.

I am posting this here in case someone has any bright ideas as to what this lichen is.

Currently it is believed that Thelotrema monosporum is not in New Zealand (de Lange et al. 2012) and that specimens so labelled are T. saxatile but we are not clear if there is truly the case or not - the late David Galloway passed away before his thoughts on the matter could be formally published. The decision taken by de Lange et al. (2012) reflected David's unpublished views (David was a Lichen Threat Listing Panel member).

Voucher: A.Marshall, D.J. Blanchon, T.J.P. de Lange & P.J. de Lange 14317, UNITEC 10416

de Lange, P.J.; Galloway, D.J.; Blanchon, D.J.; Knight, A.; Rolfe, J.R.; Crowcroft, G.M.; Hitchmough, R. 2012: Conservation status of New Zealand lichens. New Zealand Journal of Botany 50: 303–363

Galloway, D.J. 2007: Flora of New Zealand; Lichens, including lichen-forming and lichenicolous fungi. Revised second edition.2 ed. Lincoln, Manaaki Whenua Press. 2261 p

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What

Leatherleaf Fern (Rumohra adiantiformis)

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marleyii

Date

September 1, 2018 07:41 AM NZST

Description

Common on tree ferns pathside

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What

California Bulrush (Schoenoplectus californicus)

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marleyii

Date

August 25, 2018 12:38 PM NZST

Description

Common along river bank growing with mangroves

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pjd1

Date

November 6, 2014

Description

Corticolous on makamaka (Ackama rosifolia. Common - Photosymbiodeme - green symbiont, thallus upper surface when moist, pseudocyphellate, without isidia, soredia or phyllidia, lobes entire, broadly rounded; lower surface white at margins, otherwise brown-black, tomentose, pseudocyphellae numerous, conspicuous, with a prominent rim (so appearing like cyphellae); medulla white; apothecia occasional, red-brown, submarginal; cyanobacterial component (formerly P. knightii D.J.Galloway) similar but upper surface blue-black when moist, faintly maculate.

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What

Green Totara Scale (Madarococcus totarae)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 2, 2018

Description

Opanuku Walkway/Shona Esplanade. White felted sacs of male green totara scale on the abaxial and adaxial surfaces of leaves on a totara tree.

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Leafless Lawyer (Rubus squarrosus)

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 13, 2018 11:02 AM NZST

Description

A first for me, in that I have not previously seen this species in Northland (though I know it has been recorded from there).

A single windshorn tangle growing on cliff top. Admixed with Chenopodium trigonon, Coprosma aff. neglecta, Muehlenbeckia complexa var. complexa and pasture grasses.

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What

Australian Tree Fern (Cyathea cooperi)

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 9, 2018 10:53 AM NZST

Description

A well established specimen growing in dense forest near top of Dingle Dell Bush - sadly this exotic tree fern is obviously becoming locally well established in Auckland.

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marleyii

Date

January 24, 2018 10:06 AM +13

Description

Common lichen in beech forest

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pjd1

Date

December 27, 2017 01:10 PM NZDT

Description

Abundant. Corticolous on Fuchsia excorticata, Brachyglottis elaegnifolia, Coprosma tenuifolia and Griselinia littoralis.

Photobiont green. Medulla yellow. Thallus more or less orbicular, Lobes broad, rounded, upper surface without soredia, isidia, phyllida or pseudocyphellae; underside chocolate brown except for margins, these golden yellow; pseudocyphellate, pseudocyphellae fleck-like, yellow.

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marleyii

Date

November 28, 2017 05:45 PM HST

Description

Ground cover, commen, Puriri/taraire forest

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pjd1

Date

November 16, 2017 07:07 AM NZDT

Description

Terricolous / muscicolous on calcareous siltstone and limestone saprolite within cave entrance. Have yet to figure out what species this is.