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Field Dodder (Cuscuta campestris)

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tomsinina

Date

March 16, 2022 10:16 AM NZDT
Plants

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Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

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ben_wj

Date

January 27, 2022 12:12 PM UTC

Description

Found in a barley field, could be a tree seedling?

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Nightshades (Genus Solanum)

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zngow

Date

January 27, 2022 01:46 PM NZDT

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Devil's Twine (Cassytha pubescens)

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danielle522

Date

January 2021

Description

Dense growth in scrub land in Waipoua forest. Couldn't tell which plants were the host but it was growing with dracophyllum, manuka and mingimingi

Plants

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Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

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selenachan

Date

October 22, 2021 01:03 PM HST

Description

Photo by Maxine Donovan - unsure what this is but no other photo taken.

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surfersoph22

Date

May 2, 2022 05:37 PM NZST

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Four-rowed Bead Grass (Paspalum pubiflorum)

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jack4

Date

March 2021

Description

Growing in degraded wetland/wet seep.

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Redroot Amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)

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harrylurling

Date

April 11, 2022 02:23 PM NZST

Description

On recently dumped heap of soil.

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Uruguay Pennisetum (Cenchrus latifolius)

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marys

Date

April 11, 2022 10:57 AM NZST

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Durban Crowfoot (Dactyloctenium aegyptium)

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pjd1

Date

June 4, 2016

Description

Weed in planter pots in nursery grounds. Plants appeared in coconut fiber used for plant potting mix. Coconut fiber is imported by New Zealand from overseas as an alternative to using peat and it is 'certified' as a safe, sustainable, 'sterile, weed / disease' free potting medium. However over the last summer 16 different tropical weed species have been found germinating from this 'sterile' potting mix at this nursery - much to the nursery owner's horror.

In this case the nursery owner has taken sensible precautions and has quarantined any seedlings germinating from the coconut fiber, had them identified and then destroyed.

However, their attempts to raise the matter with the relevant New Zealand Government Agencies have been ignored.

Currently this species of grass is not known to occur in New Zealand. Clearly its now here and the worry is that whilst this nursery has destroyed all plants they found have other nurseries using 'sterile' coconut fiber done the same?

Identification confirmed by K. Ford of Landcare Research (9 June 2016). Voucher lodged in CHR (G.R. Davidson & P.J. de Lange 13141)

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Hachiku Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis)

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yanghooncho

Date

July 30, 2019 01:42 PM KST

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mike68lusk

Date

January 30, 2017 09:48 PM NZDT

Description

Roadside, possibly seeded from garden across the road

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Meadow-Grasses (Genus Poa)

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grahame

Date

August 28, 2021 11:40 AM NZST

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Trailing Abutilon (Callianthe megapotamica)

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gnapp

Date

August 29, 2021 04:30 PM NZST

Description

On eroding foredune

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Bamboo Moth (Artona martini)

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rangi88

Date

January 23, 2019 02:39 PM +13

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Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis)

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zngow

Date

July 28, 2021 10:04 AM NZST

Description

Initially I thought there were multiple in this stand but now I think it's just one species...

A small section of it is flowering!

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Bamboos (Genus Phyllostachys)

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surfersoph22

Date

May 3, 2021 05:21 PM NZST

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Fishpole Bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea)

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nathmckenzie

Date

January 16, 2021 10:24 AM +13

Description

I want to say P. japonica but I don't think it quite meets the description, not a bamboo expert by any stretch however!. Cool to see flowers though

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Marble Bamboo (Chimonobambusa quadrangularis)

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cco

Date

December 1, 2010 07:11 AM NZDT

Description

Spreading by rhizomes into the walkway, from possible planted specimen in adjoining garden. Mature stems somewhat squared. Why does iNaturalist call this 'marble bamboo' - it's not marbled, but C. marmorea is!

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What

Bamboos, Canes, and Allies (Subfamily Bambusoideae)

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shoreolly

Date

October 2020

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Chinese Timber Bamboo (Phyllostachys vivax)

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dave_holland

Date

July 29, 2020 05:02 PM NZST

Description

building bamboo spreading quickly from neighbouring property and taking over the park area!

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Hedge Bamboo (Bambusa multiplex)

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cco

Date

April 2020

Description

Large thicket, probably here since 1970s. Foliage, young culm, mature culm with multi-branches.

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cco

Date

June 2012

Description

Extensively suckering from stream and up hillslope, patch 30 x 50 m or more. A very invasive bamboo. Recorded as adventive in https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338091882_Additional_records_and_observations_of_monocotyledons_naturalised_or_casual_in_Manawatu_Ecological_Region_New_Zealand_1980-2019

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cco

Date

March 2018

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Chino Bamboo (Pleioblastus chino)

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jabba

Date

December 14, 2019 08:45 AM +13

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Giant Timber Bamboo (Bambusa oldhamii)

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tangatawhenua

Description

Large bamboo growing in this area - over 6m tall. ID from a previous obs

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Arrow Bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica)

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emily_r

Date

September 18, 2019 05:16 PM NZST

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Giant Timber Bamboo (Bambusa oldhamii)

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tangatawhenua

Date

January 2017

Place

Private

Description

clumping bamboo that does not send out runners. Does not have a groove running up the cane.

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What

Bamboos, Canes, and Allies (Subfamily Bambusoideae)

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cathy_onellion

Date

August 24, 2018 01:06 PM NZST

Description

In 1971, the NZ Forest Service (Otautau branch) planted nine species of bamboo in the arboretum but there are no markers to identify them. These are the varieties planted:

  1. Sasa senanensis (Senan bamboo)
  2. Pseudosasa japonica (arrow bamboo)
  3. Bambusa wang tsai (Chinese Goddess bamboo)
  4. Bambusa ventricosa (Buddha belly bamboo)
  5. Phyllostachys aurea (fishpole bamboo)
  6. Phyllostachys meyeri (Meyer's bamboo)
  7. Phyllostachys edulis (Moso or tortoise-shell bamboo)
  8. Phyllostachys henonis (Henon bamboo)
  9. Arundinaria variegata or Pleioblastus variegatus(dwarf white-striped bamboo)

All may not have survived. Some are invasive and may have spread; others are clumping and should still be in one spot. It is hoped we can identify which is which as time goes on with the help of looking at others' observations of the same plants here on iNat.

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nathmckenzie

Date

February 28, 2021 01:25 PM NZDT

Description

had a better look at the culms and sheaths this time, matches description from NZPCN

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What

Juan Fernández Cabbage Tree (Dendroseris litoralis)

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greglasley

Date

February 2000

Description

This is a native endemic plant on Isla Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe Island) off the coast of Chile. The images show a male and female Juan Fernandez Firecrown feeding on this endemic plant. An iNat entry on the hummingbirds is at:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/152136
These images are from scanned slides.

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Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

April 9, 2021 11:02 AM NZST

Description

Point Chevalier/Waterview, Auckland. Common in mulched areas along cycleway (on the Waterview side of the motorway only).

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Kawakawa (Piper excelsum)

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brucedc

Date

April 2021

Place

Private

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Redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

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joepb

Date

January 30, 2021 07:37 PM +13

Description

Minutely scabrid sheath margins, denticulate ligule.

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Redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

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bylsand

Date

February 1, 2017 06:22 PM NZDT

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Slender Knotweed (Persicaria decipiens)

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zngow

Date

March 2021

Description

Same one we saw in Papamoa. Farmer says 3y ago there was a flooding, plus this year weed ctrl wasn't so great

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Willow Weed (Persicaria maculosa)

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dave_holland

Date

April 26, 2020 12:00 PM NZST

Description

a weird coloured one growing in a drain

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Meadow-Grasses (Genus Poa)

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alpineflower

Date

February 17, 2021 11:40 AM +13

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Green Bristle Grass (Setaria viridis)

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alice_shanks

Date

January 18, 2021 07:45 AM NZDT

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Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucus)

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dave_holland

Date

February 1, 2021 12:17 PM NZDT

Description

loads and loads of wild seedlings spreading from a big planted adult with "dandelion" type seeds this will spread far and wide damn it. looks like it will be a bad dune weed.

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Forked Nightshade (Solanum furcatum)

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caqalai

Date

April 7, 2019 05:22 PM NZST

Description

A singlerather decumbent small shrub growing in the gravel beside the road. Very well rooted. There appeared to be S. nigrum and S. chenopodioides growing nearby.My id is based on the following quote from the recent Phytokeys paper A revision of the Old World Black Nightshades (Morelloid clade of Solanum L., Solanaceae) by Sarkinen et alia

"Solanum furcatum can be distinguished from all other Old World species based on its branched inflorescences, anthers 2.3–3.3 mm long and flowers where styles are exserted up to 3.0 mm beyond anthers."

Not all of thje inflorescences are furcate so I will lodge a specimen in a herbarium and see what they make of it.

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cbeem

Date

January 9, 2021 01:54 PM NZDT

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Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

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nzwide

Date

February 12, 2017 11:45 AM NZDT

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Indian Pokeweed (Phytolacca acinosa)

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kezzamag

Date

December 17, 2020 07:01 PM +13

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Potato Vine (Solanum laxum)

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ian_g

Date

March 24, 2013

Description

several fruit on potato vine. I've never seen fruit before (i never looked close tho) but I assumed the flowers never pollinated or that they aborted or something.

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Mallows (Genus Malva)

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dave_holland

Date

November 28, 2020 10:53 AM NZDT

Description

this is the weird island mallow x tree mallow that pat found. plz dont ID it until there is a hybrid taxon made. last pic shows pure island mallow flower compared to this hybrid

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What

Kōtukutuku (Fuchsia excorticata)

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zngow

Date

June 2019