New Zealand ferns identification guide - tree fern draft available

I've got ready a draft of the tree fern section for the identification guide to New Zealand ferns that I'm working on. It is downloadable as a 9 MB pdf from my Google drive at this link:

Constructive feedback welcome 🙂

@johnb-nz, @dhutch, @kaipatiki_naturewatch, @jacqui-nz, @dave_holland

Posted on August 01, 2021 06:43 AM by leonperrie leonperrie


Awesome! Thx Leon will have a look now 👍

Posted by dave_holland over 2 years ago

Yea man that's mint! Is there a particular place to go to find wild ones of that Ausi one in Auckland?

Posted by dave_holland over 2 years ago

Beautiful and clear! Thank you for the alert.
The summary of habit, distribution etc for each species is very useful. Interesting about wheki in groves, that is what I had seen over about 20m of streambank on Kaipatiki Creek and wondered why it was virtually a monoculture.

I believe I only ever see ponga, mamaku and wheki, which is consistent with being on the hot side of Auckland. However I will be looking out for the others.
Thanks for the reminder about Cyathea cooperii. I am glad to see it looks more distinctive than I had feared from what I had read so far.

Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... over 2 years ago

@dave_holland I've not seen it (but haven't spent much time in Auckland). Take a look at its map on iNaturalist - it's looking scarily common.

Posted by leonperrie over 2 years ago

Okay thx Leon :) iv probably walked past it a hundred times already 😂 but seeing ur guide pics has hopefully helped and put a trigger in my brain!

Posted by dave_holland over 2 years ago

Very helpful Leon. Any chance to include a link to the two mentions of eFloraNZ - pages 4&7 ?

Posted by johnb-nz over 2 years ago

Good point @johnb-nz. I'll try to remember to make a strong connection to the eFloraNZ pages in the final product, which will also include a glossary etc.
And I'll see if I can get hyperlinks into the pdf.

Posted by leonperrie over 2 years ago

That's wonderful, Leon. Very clear images to help with identification.
Look forward to the final guide!

Posted by jacqui-nz over 2 years ago

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