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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

Rainbow 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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What

Ethiopian Spleenwort Asplenium aethiopicum

Observer

ben01

Date

August 31, 2019 12:32 AM NZST

Description

Common. Many dozens of plants, of all sizes. Most lithophytic on basalt.
Eden Gardens, Mt Eden, Auckland.

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What

Ethiopian Spleenwort Asplenium aethiopicum

Observer

ben01

Date

July 1, 2019 04:41 AM NZST

Description

Rare. Two small, fertile plants growing together; and one sporeling nearby. Growing on scoria in quarry tailings. Specimen collected for AK herbarium.

Matukutureia lava field, Wiri, Auckland.

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What

Arsenic Bush Senna septemtrionalis

Observer

ben01

Date

June 23, 2019 10:42 PM NZST

Description

Senna ?septemtrionalis.
Rare, one small shrub growing in rocks below motorway overpass. Flowering & fruiting.
Waterview, Auckland.

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What

King Fern Ptisana salicina

Observer

ben01

Date

April 11, 2019 04:27 PM NZST

Description

Rare. One young plant, growing near stream. Sterile.
Hunua ranges, Auckland

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Observer

ben01

Date

April 18, 2019 08:31 AM NZST

Description

Spontaneously appeared within tarantula (Lasiodorides striatus) vivarium.
Auckland Zoo, Western Springs, Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

June 12, 2019 11:34 AM NZST

Description

Resting on corregated iron fence. Auckland Zoo grounds, Western springs, Auckland.

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What

Common Boobialla Myoporum insulare

Observer

ben01

Date

June 10, 2019 12:50 AM NZST

Description

Myoporum aff. insulare. Cultivated.
Ambury Park, Mangere, Auckland.

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What

Fig-leafed Gourd Cucurbita ficifolia

Observer

ben01

Date

June 10, 2019 02:01 AM NZST

Description

Big vine/s sprawling through a large area (ca.200m2) of weedy wasteland. Several flowers present and one good-sized fruit.
Onehunga, Auckland

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Observer

ben01

Date

June 2, 2019 09:46 PM NZST

Description

Locally common on scoria outcrop. Photographs show last seasons seed pods (like miniature star anise) and this seasons fresh growth. Otuataua stonefields, Ihumatao, Auckland.

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What

Common Bird-dropping Spider Celaenia excavata

Observer

ben01

Date

June 2, 2019 09:56 PM NZST

Description

Deceased female in web, with several eggsacks.
Otuataua stonefields, Ihumatao, Auckland.

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What

Domestic Cat Felis catus

Observer

ben01

Date

May 25, 2019 11:39 PM NZST

Description

Many tracks through dunes.
Karekare, Waitakere, Auckland

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What

Mudwort Limosella lineata

Observer

ben01

Date

May 25, 2019 10:40 PM NZST

Description

sizable colony, in wet sand on stream margin.
Karekare, Waitakere, Auckland

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What

Pingao Ficinia spiralis

Observer

ben01

Date

May 25, 2019 11:33 PM NZST

Description

Occasional in dunes.
Karekare, Waitakere, Auckland

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Observer

ben01

Date

April 28, 2019 10:15 PM NZST

Description

Small, flowering plants. Locally common in mud of dried out pond.

Western Springs park (Waiorea), Western Springs, Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

April 13, 2019 10:53 PM NZST

Description

One dead adult. In kaikuyu (Cenchrus clandestinus) dominated pasture (underlain with basalt rubble).
Pukeiti lava field, Ihumatao, Auckland.

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What

Bathurst Bur Xanthium spinosum

Observer

ben01

Date

April 13, 2019 10:13 PM NZST

Description

Rare. Few plants below Pinus ?radiata. Fruiting.
Pukeiti lava field, Ihumatao, Auckland.

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What

Madeira Vine Anredera cordifolia

Observer

ben01

Date

April 13, 2019 10:17 PM NZST

Description

Occasional infestations. Flowering profusely.
Pukeiti lava field, Ihumatao, Auckland.

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Observer

ben01

Date

April 11, 2019 02:24 PM NZST

Description

Single plant. Rupestral.
Hunua ranges, Auckland

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What

Humped Bladderwort Utricularia gibba

Observer

ben01

Date

April 4, 2019 02:31 AM NZDT

Description

One colony seen in shallow, fresh water. Dune country.
Lake Wainamu, Te Henga, Auckland.

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What

Australian Soldier Fly Inopus rubriceps

Observer

ben01

Date

April 2, 2019 01:55 AM NZDT

Description

One in dunes.
Muriwai beach, Muriwai, Auckland

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