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Square

What

Scarlet Wrasse Pseudolabrus miles

Observer

christophercaine

Date

June 14, 2020 12:24 PM NZST

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barrett10

Date

January 16, 2020 01:01 PM NZDT

Description

Found growing in small wet seepages in forest light gaps. patches of 50 - 200 plants often growing alongside other mat forming herbs. Few plants flowering. Dull matt leaves with brown.red margins and mid vein. Completely glabrous on leaf surfaces and margin.

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What

Fringe Rush Genus Fimbristylis

Observer

pjd1

Date

January 1, 1999

Description

This is Fimbristylis velata R.Br. which is not on Nature Watch NZ and is missing from the 'external providers'

It is the name we are using in New Zealand for the species that had been called here F. squarrosa Vahl

(see http://nzflora.landcareresearch.co.nz/default.aspx?selected=NameDetails&TabNum=0&NameId=32D1F496-8F28-4DC7-BDB8-33C0BDB6D0F6 and http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=257).

The images are pretty poor but they fill a gap and I have none better. The two shockers are mine and the goodish one is by the late Sir John Smith-Dodsworth (taken from the same site on the same day) who allowed me to use his images.

Fimbristylis was once regarded as seriously threatened in New Zealand till a chance discovery (kid you not) by my feelow Earth Science student colleagues and I in the former Garden Bar of the Hillcrest Tavern, Hamilton lead me to realise it was a locally common, 'weedy' species of the Waikato River Banks, associated non-peat lakes and also parts of Northland. A strict annual it appears about mid December and reaches its peak in February before drying off by late March. Its preferred habitat is muddy bare ground left by receding water levels, though around Taupo and Rotorua it grows in muddy ground within geothermal areas - and probably also in other Garden Bars in pubs.

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Observer

danielle522

Date

April 23, 2020 03:38 PM NZST

Description

Cant figure out which one. Doesnt quite look like the ones in the area, unless they're quite variable? Epiphytic on Dicksonia squarrosa, prolific on this one trunk

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Date

March 16, 2017 11:17 AM NZDT

Description

Very small population found even though an extensive search was carried out. Very rare. Not the best photos,as it was raining and blowing 30 knots at the time!

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david_lyttle

Date

January 7, 2020 03:01 PM NZDT

Description

Epilobium occasional plants on consolidated shingle

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Square

Observer

johnvandenhoeven

Date

March 18, 2017 12:14 PM NZDT

Description

Once again not sure,but seems to fit with locale and description.

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indeynz

Date

September 28, 2019 02:55 PM NZST

Description

In beach drift

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What

Gum Grass Dichelachne inaequiglumis

Observer

pjd1

Date

December 13, 2016 10:14 AM NZDT

Description

Young spikelets. A nice find of a grass that is rapidly becoming rather uncommon in Auckland (let alone throughout the country). Growing in gumland scrub with Rytidosperma unarede, R. biannularis and Morelotia affinis.

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marleyii

Date

May 1, 2019 11:55 AM NZST

Description

Seen on track. Not 100% its this species.

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marleyii

Date

February 2, 2020 03:21 PM NZDT

Description

ID by Rhys Gardner. Seen in gumland, trackside. Same population as:https://inaturalist.nz/observations/38210127

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marleyii

Date

January 16, 2020 03:02 PM NZDT

Description

Mingimingi look alike growing in riparian forest close to its type locality.

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marleyii

Date

February 29, 2020 01:01 PM NZDT

Description

A few plants seen in wet moss riverside. New southern limit?

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marleyii

Date

February 10, 2020 04:01 PM NZDT

Description

10 + plants seen in sand stone out crops.

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marleyii

Date

February 11, 2020 08:05 AM NZDT

Description

Locally common in rough pasture under sand kanuka.

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What

Leafless Clematis Clematis afoliata

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 19, 2019 02:36 PM NZST

Description

Forming mounds with Muehlenbeckia complexa and Melicytis crassifolius usually a bit back from the coast. Maybe half a dozen occurrences noted.

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What

New Zealand Aniseed Scandia geniculata

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 6, 2015

Description

Reasonably common but only obvious when in flower as it scrambles up through the coastal scrub. Here it is with Muehlenbeckia complexa, Olearia solandri and Rubus squarrosus

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marleyii

Date

February 5, 2020 10:43 AM NZDT

Description

Large clum seen in light well.

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arnim

Date

October 27, 2019 07:59 AM NZDT

Description

I'm guessing here...

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What

Cliffbrakes Genus Pellaea

Observer

marleyii

Date

February 5, 2019 09:05 AM HST

Description

Seems more like this species, growing in lave flow.

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Square

What

New Zealand Carrot Daucus glochidiatus

Observer

marleyii

Date

September 15, 2018 01:40 PM NZST

Description

Growing road side in lava fields small plants with seed heads seen