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New Zealand Blue Berry (Dianella nigra)

Observer

toasa

Date

December 31, 2020 12:58 PM NZDT
Ink Berry - Photo (c) harrylurling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by harrylurling
dblanchon's ID: New Zealand Blue Berry (Dianella nigra)
Added on June 04, 2022
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Climbing Asparagus (Asparagus scandens)

Observer

pdbellbutler

Date

November 4, 2021 01:23 PM NZDT

Description

Extensive infestation in cryptomeria shelterbelt, edge of kiwifruit vineyard, roadside. Collection made

Climbing Asparagus - Photo (c) James Bailey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by James Bailey
dblanchon's ID: Climbing Asparagus (Asparagus scandens)
Added on April 08, 2022
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johnsteel

Date

December 26, 2018 06:04 PM NZDT

Description

On dead Veronica on harbour wall

Ramalina inflexa - Photo (c) johnsteel, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by johnsteel
dblanchon's ID: Ramalina inflexa, a member of Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)
Added on February 10, 2022
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marleyii

Date

July 3, 2020 11:06 AM NZST

Description

In dryland. Branches flat, often canaliculate, with prominent marginal and laminal pseudocyphellae; apothecia concave with pseudocyphellae on exciple.

Ramalina inflexa - Photo (c) johnsteel, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by johnsteel
dblanchon's ID: Ramalina inflexa, a member of Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)
Added on February 10, 2022
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pjd1

Date

March 14, 2020 01:13 PM NZDT

Description

Corticolous on ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata). Thallus yellowish-green when wet, white when dry, finely areolate; lirellae in raised verrucae, pinkish-brown to orange-brown when wet drying dark brown, sigmoid, branching (rarely stellate); ascospores fusiform, straight or curved, 18 × 4 μm.

Determination by A.J. Marshall from specimen.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 15214, UNITEC.

Enterographa pallidella - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Peter de Lange
dblanchon's ID: Enterographa pallidella, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on February 03, 2022
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pjd1

Date

March 14, 2020

Description

Corticolous (and muscicolous) on ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata). Thallus diffuse, granular-edffuse, powdery, greyish, olivaceous, in places pale rusty brown, ochraceous; apothecia sessile, solitary or paired, confluent, 0.5-1.4 mm diameter, disc pale brown to dark brown, often centrally blemished dark chestnut brown, immarginate; hypothecium pale yellow-brown, c.340 μm thick; asci 4-8 spored, ascospores 20-septate, 155 × 2.5 μm, filiform, sinous. UV+ pale rust-red.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange UNITEC 13058

Determination by D.J. Blanchon, confirmed by A.J. Marshall and P.J. de Lange

Close match for type - see: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/bapalmuia-buchanani-stirt-kalb-l-%C3%A5%C2%A4cking/QAEiNcTva34ybQ?fbclid=IwAR0LMKQVyoGFg2g6lekKCcR7iidmveMSJRi8Se6QWpgVA64TCXOZxz3B-28

Bapalmuia buchananii - Photo (c) Ken Harris EntSocVic, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken Harris EntSocVic
dblanchon's ID: Bapalmuia buchananii, a member of Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)
Added on January 18, 2022
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Climbing Asparagus (Asparagus scandens)

Observer

pdbellbutler

Date

October 21, 2021 11:26 AM NZDT

Description

Common along driveway, growing amongst unkempt tecomaria hedge.
Specimen collected with permission.

Climbing Asparagus - Photo (c) James Bailey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by James Bailey
dblanchon's ID: Climbing Asparagus (Asparagus scandens)
Added on November 11, 2021
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What

Pixie Cup Lichens (Genus Cladonia)

Observer

johnvandenhoeven

Date

November 15, 2015
Pixie Cup Lichens - Photo (c) Ilja Klutman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dblanchon's ID: Pixie Cup Lichens (Genus Cladonia)
Added on August 05, 2021
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emma_brockes

Date

May 22, 2021 12:09 PM NZST
Beauveria bassiana - Photo (c) Dougal Townsend, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Dougal Townsend
dblanchon's ID: Beauveria bassiana, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on June 02, 2021
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pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 02:21 PM NZST

Description

Common on the dry undersides and within cavities of pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) just above high tide mark. Thallus silvery grey, finely areolate; lirellae in raised verrucae, pinkish-brown to orange-brown when wet drying dark brown, sigmoid, branching or rarely stellate; ascospores fusiform, straight or curved, 20 × 3-4 μm.

Voucher collected.

Enterographa pallidella - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Peter de Lange
dblanchon's ID: Enterographa pallidella, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on September 21, 2020
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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

Solitaria chrysophthalma - Photo (c) Tomás Curtis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Tomás Curtis
dblanchon's ID: Solitaria chrysophthalma, a member of Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)
Added on September 21, 2020
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pjd1

Date

November 29, 2019 04:07 PM NZDT

Description

Uncommon. Corticolous on the trunk and branches of rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola).

This species was noted growing admixed with Flavoparmelia haysomii, causing some confusion because I loaded images of both species up as F. haywardiana.

Sorediate, dactyls not evident to me. K- reaction - images showing lack of reaction added. Medulla K-, C-, KC-, Pd+ brick red. Cortex K-. Images show KOH added to cortex and medulla and the lack of reaction after 30 minutes.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14528 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 11212

Flavoparmelia haywardiana - Photo (c) Marley Ford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Marley Ford
dblanchon's ID: Flavoparmelia haywardiana, a member of Greenshield Lichens (Genus Flavoparmelia)
Added on September 20, 2020
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pjd1

Date

November 29, 2019 04:07 PM NZDT

Description

Corticolous on rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola). Admixed with Flavoparmelia haywardiana - see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/36606216.

Images of lichen in the wild (in situ) and herbarium material, Thallus with dactyls, dactyls often apical, sorediate. Cortex and medulla K- , medulla C-, KC-, Pd+ orange. Images show KOH applied to cortex and medulla - no reaction noted after 30 minutes.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14528 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12263

Flavoparmelia haysomii - Photo (c) Allison Knight, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Allison Knight
dblanchon's ID: Flavoparmelia haysomii, a member of Greenshield Lichens (Genus Flavoparmelia)
Added on September 20, 2020
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pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019

Description

Saxicolous on rocks along track side. Thallus yellow-green when dry, grey-green when fresh, almost completely covered in a dense isidiate crust, isidia simple to branched. Chemical spot tests - Cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow - red, C-, KC+ pink, Pd+ orange,

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14908 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12265

Parmotrema subtinctorium - Photo (c) Marley Ford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Marley Ford
dblanchon's ID: Parmotrema subtinctorium, a member of Ruffle Lichens (Genus Parmotrema)
Added on September 20, 2020
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pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 05:27 PM NZST

Description

In dry cavity of pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) tree growing on margin of saltmarsh. Thallus greenish yellow, C+ orange, apothecia < 1mm tall, epruinose, ascospores 1-septate.

Calicium hyperelloides - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Peter de Lange
dblanchon's ID: Calicium hyperelloides, a member of Stubble Lichens (Genus Calicium)
Added on September 20, 2020
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pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 12:37 PM NZDT

Description

Cladia inflata or possibly one of the New Zealand members of the Cladia aggregata complex - this one might be C. blanchonii or C cryptica. I will need to get a DNA sequence from it to work it out. Perforations sparse - those seen ovoid - ellipsoid, most on secondary branching (this suggested C. inflata).

Terricolous on open clay / stony ground either side of road. Abundant.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14847 & T.J.P. de Lange UNITEC 12211

Cladia inflata - Photo (c) Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dblanchon's ID: Cladia inflata, a member of Spindles and Structured Lichens (Family Cladoniaceae)
Added on August 26, 2020
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Dan's Cladia (Cladia blanchonii)

Observer

pjd1

Date

August 26, 2020 04:08 PM NZST

Description

Uncommon. Terricolous on exposed stone pavement overlying clay within low windswept Dracophyllum / Leptospermum shrubland. Small specimens. Thallus short, 'stubby' sparingly perforated, pycnidia cylindrical, blunt-ended, rather than acute.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14842 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12206

Dan's Cladia - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Peter de Lange
dblanchon's ID: Dan's Cladia (Cladia blanchonii)
Added on August 26, 2020
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tangatawhenua

Date

June 16, 2016

Description

Or maybe
Cladonia aggregata as I have both of these in my lists and do not know the difference.

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BT
Cladia inflata - Photo (c) Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dblanchon's ID: Cladia inflata, a member of Spindles and Structured Lichens (Family Cladoniaceae)
Added on July 14, 2020
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marleyii

Date

November 15, 2019 03:03 PM NZDT
Menegazzia nothofagi - Photo (c) Melissa Hutchison, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Melissa Hutchison
dblanchon's ID: Menegazzia nothofagi, a member of Shield Lichens and Allies (Family Parmeliaceae)
Added on November 28, 2019
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marleyii

Date

November 14, 2019 09:11 AM NZDT

Description

Seen on concrete fence post.

Ramalina glaucescens - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda
dblanchon's ID: Ramalina glaucescens, a member of Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)
Added on November 28, 2019
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marleyii

Date

November 15, 2019 08:50 AM NZDT

Description

Seen on totara, Apothecia rare

Ramalina unilateralis - Photo (c) Marley Ford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Marley Ford
dblanchon's ID: Ramalina unilateralis, a member of Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)
Added on November 28, 2019
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marleyii

Date

November 15, 2019 08:31 AM NZDT

Description

Strange form common on kaihikatea base.

Physcia poncinsii - Photo (c) Melissa Hutchison, all rights reserved, uploaded by Melissa Hutchison
dblanchon's ID: Physcia poncinsii, a member of Rosette Lichens (Genus Physcia)
Added on November 28, 2019
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Yellow Specklebelly (Pseudocyphellaria crocata)

Observer

marleyii

Date

November 21, 2019 12:19 PM NZDT

Description

Seen on branches roadside.

Yellow Specklebelly - Photo (c) Richard Droker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
dblanchon's ID: Yellow Specklebelly (Pseudocyphellaria crocata)
Added on November 28, 2019
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marleyii

Date

May 26, 2019 10:55 AM NZST

Description

Common on rocky cliffs

Stereocaulon - Photo (c) Teodoro Chivatá Bedoya, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Teodoro Chivatá Bedoya
dblanchon's ID: Genus Stereocaulon, a member of Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)
Added on May 28, 2019
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marleyii

Date

April 9, 2019 05:04 PM HST

Description

A few seen on barnacles not common

Collemopsidium - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Peter de Lange
dblanchon's ID: Genus Collemopsidium, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on April 26, 2019
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marleyii

Date

April 26, 2019

Description

On birch

Ramalina inflexa - Photo (c) johnsteel, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by johnsteel
dblanchon's ID: Ramalina inflexa, a member of Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)
Added on April 26, 2019
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marleyii

Date

April 26, 2019

Description

On birch

Ramalina ovalis - Photo (c) Allison Knight, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Allison Knight
dblanchon's ID: Ramalina ovalis, a member of Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)
Added on April 26, 2019
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Beaded Samphire (Salicornia quinqueflora)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

November 29, 2013 03:21 PM NZDT

Description

On the rocky shore.

Beaded Samphire - Photo (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua
dblanchon's ID: Beaded Samphire (Salicornia quinqueflora)
Added on November 06, 2018
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Golden-eye Lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus)

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 7, 2018 02:40 PM NZST

Description

Foliicolous on the shaded leaves of semi-wild Macadamia tetraphylla trees growing on margin of stream dam.

Uncommon. Associated with Calopadia subcoerulescens, Byssoloma subdiscordans, Siphonolejeunea nudipes, Usnea sp., and Ramalina celastri.

Depauperate specimen - only one seen but probably this species.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14193, UNITEC

Golden-eye Lichen - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY)
dblanchon's ID: Golden-eye Lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus)
Added on May 28, 2018
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pjd1

Date

September 17, 2017

Description

Common on Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei). Thallus bright yellow, leprose, chemistry spot tests C-, K-, KC+ (orange rapidly darkening to black).

Chrysothrix xanthina - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Peter de Lange
dblanchon's ID: Chrysothrix xanthina, a member of Gold Dust Lichens (Genus Chrysothrix)
Added on May 28, 2018
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