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What

Myrtle Rust Austropuccinia psidii

Observer

ben01

Date

April 18, 2020 10:52 PM NZST

Description

Grey - dark brown, dormant(?), lesions on Syzigium australae.
Image 3 is for host identification.
See also: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19897820
Royal View Road, Te Atatu South, Auckland

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What

Scrub Cherry Syzygium australe

Observer

ben01

Date

April 18, 2020 10:50 PM NZST

Description

Row of cultivated trees. All trees infected with Austropuccinia psidii.
See: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/42526073
Royal View Road, Te Atatu South, Auckland

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What

Common Boobialla Myoporum insulare

Observer

ben01

Date

February 7, 2020 04:19 PM +13

Description

In dunes. Probably naturalised from cultivated trees in adjoining bach properties.
Pukehina beach, Bay of plenty.

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What

Kawaka Libocedrus plumosa

Observer

ben01

Date

February 1, 2020 10:37 PM NZDT

Description

Rare. two large trees seen.
Matuku link, Waitakere, Auckland

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Observer

ben01

Date

January 10, 2020 03:32 PM NZDT

Description

Mature female. Hiding amongst dried eucalyptus foliage.
Seddon Fields, Western Springs, Auckland

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What

Myrtle Rust Austropuccinia psidii

Observer

ben01

Date

January 30, 2020 03:32 PM NZDT

Description

Fruiting bodies on cultivated Syzygium australe.
Auckland Zoo grounds, Western Springs, Auckland.

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What

Common Boobialla Myoporum insulare

Observer

ben01

Date

January 11, 2020 09:37 PM NZDT

Description

Probably cultivated, but could be wild (difficult to tell). Single large shrub on basalt lava field.
Disappointing to find this here. The locality retains one of the only natural populations of 'real' ngaio (Myoporum laetum) in Auckland.

Ann’s Creek, Southdown, Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

November 16, 2019 06:03 PM NZDT

Description

Rare. Single patch in clearing within Kahikatea (dacrycarpus dacrydioides) dominated swamp forest.
Piggott wetland, Tuakau, Waikato.

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What

Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

ben01

Date

January 3, 2020 10:22 PM NZDT

Description

Two seen, both resting in forks of old podocarps (Prumnopitys ferruginea, from memory)
Auckland Domain, Grafton, Auckland

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What

Ethiopian Spleenwort Asplenium aethiopicum

Observer

ben01

Date

December 23, 2019 11:34 PM NZDT

Description

...can't think of what else it would be.

Rare, two small, sterile plants growing on basalt.
Hochstetter's pond, Onehunga, Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

December 2, 2019 12:19 AM NZDT

Description

= Xanthoria ligulata?
Locally common on bare basalt, shoreline.
Ambury Park, Mangere, Auckland.

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What

Royal Fern Osmunda regalis

Observer

ben01

Date

December 1, 2019 11:00 PM NZDT

Description

Same plant as observed in January 2019 (see below), now fertile. Fertile frond removed.
Captain Springs, Onehunga, Auckland.

https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20932597

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Observer

ben01

Date

November 26, 2019 10:31 AM NZDT

Description

Single moribund specimen. In open, on bare scoria, near summit.
Mangere mountain, Mangere, Auckland.

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What

Gypsywort Lycopus europaeus

Observer

ben01

Date

November 18, 2019 10:17 PM NZDT

Description

Frequent to locally common in swampy margin of lake.
Associated with Alternanthera philoxeroides, Calystegia sepium, Persicaria spp, Rumex spp and Cenchrus clandestinus.
Specimen collected for AK herbarium.
Sylvan Park, Takapuna, Auckland.

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What

Tubular Corn-Lily Ixia paniculata

Observer

ben01

Date

November 8, 2019 10:39 PM NZDT

Description

Rare.
Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland

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What

Slender Sun-Orchid Thelymitra pauciflora

Observer

ben01

Date

November 4, 2019 10:33 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common on bare scoria.

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What

Myrtle Rust Austropuccinia psidii

Observer

ben01

Date

November 2, 2019 11:02 PM NZDT

Description

Fruiting bodies on cultivated Lophomyrtus bullata.
Corban Estate, Henderson, Auckland.

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What

Konjac Amorphophallus konjac

Observer

ben01

Date

October 29, 2019 04:43 AM NZDT

Description

Cultivated. Second flowering. Total height: 1220mm. Length from top of peduncle to top of spadix: 620mm. Cigarette lighter for size reference. Inflorescence emitting frequent pulses of extremely strong and unpleasant odour.
Photos 1 and 2 from 25 October 2019.
Photo 3 from 29 October 2019.
See also: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/8407969

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What

Brown Stag Beetle Ryssonotus nebulosus

Observer

ben01

Date

October 18, 2019 01:52 AM NZDT

Description

Many larvae within rotten stump of Cordyline australis, in garden.
Mt Eden, Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

October 18, 2019 11:40 PM NZDT

Description

Abundant on impoverished, seasonally waterlogged soil. Just coming into flower.
Waikumete cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland.

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What

Skeleton Fork Fern Psilotum nudum

Observer

ben01

Date

October 8, 2019 08:11 AM NZDT

Description

Few plants observed within coastal forest remnant.
New record for island flora (i.e. not in Esler 1980 or de Lange & Crowcroft 1999)
Orchard Bush, Motuihe Island, Auckland.

Esler, A. E. (1980). Botanical features of Motutapu, Motuihe, and Motukorea, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 18(1), 15-36.

de Lange, P., & Crowcroft, G. (1999). The Vascular Flora of Motuihe Island Recreation Reserve'. Auckland Botanical Society Journal, 54(2), 19-29.

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What

Ethiopian Spleenwort Asplenium aethiopicum

Observer

ben01

Date

October 13, 2019 08:11 AM NZDT

Description

Several small plants growing on mortar, within crevices of stone wall.
Specimen collected.
Queen Mary Avenue, Epsom, Auckland.

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What

Australian Speedwell Veronica plebeia

Observer

ben01

Date

October 8, 2019 08:59 PM NZDT

Description

Sparse, growing within rank, kikuyu (Cenchrus clandestinus) dominated pasture, around the base of exposed basalt blocks.
Maungawhau, Mt Eden, Auckland

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What

Tradescantia Leaf Beetle Neolema ogloblini

Observer

ben01

Date

October 8, 2019 09:24 PM NZDT

Description

Locally common in thick Tradescantia fluminensis.
Photograph 4 shows typical adult browsing damage.
Tahaki Reserve, Mt Eden, Auckland

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What

Plague Skink Lampropholis delicata

Observer

ben01

Date

October 8, 2019 08:58 PM NZDT

Description

Several mature animals basking on basalt blocks within rank, kikuyu (Cenchrus clandestinus) dominated pasture. Photograph 3 shows habitat.
Maungawhau, Mt Eden, Auckland

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Observer

ben01

Date

September 28, 2019 09:23 PM NZST

Description

Rare. Single population on basalt, in shade. New record for the area.
Ann's Creek, Southdown, Auckland.

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What

Ethiopian Spleenwort Asplenium aethiopicum

Observer

ben01

Date

September 23, 2019 01:59 AM NZST

Description

About 20 plants growing through exotic grasses on south/east facing scoria bank. Not seen elsewhere on the Maunga.
Maungarei, Mt Wellington, Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

September 23, 2019 06:32 AM NZST

Description

Collected from carrion.
Mt. Tamahunga, Warkworth, North Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

August 16, 2019 03:39 PM NZST

Description

Small plants frequent in gravel. These are naturalised from plantings originally made in 2011. Source is Aorangi island.
Auckland zoo grounds, Western Springs, Auckland

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Observer

ben01

Date

August 31, 2019 01:23 AM NZST

Description

Cultivated.
Eden Gardens, Mt Eden, Auckland.

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