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caqalai

Date

July 19, 2019 03:02 PM NZST

Description

small patches growing under kanuka and other scrub with Corybas vitreus and Acianthus sinclairii

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caqalai

Date

July 19, 2019 01:03 PM NZST

Description

Locally common. The first few flowers. Growing in a wet north facing slope under kanuka and other scrub. Also growing there are Acianthus sinclairii (in seed) and Pterosylis alobula (flower and seed). Trying to establish exactly when it starts flowering so will try a bit earlier next year.

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What

Pingao Ficinia spiralis

Observer

caqalai

Date

July 2, 2019 04:13 PM NZST

Description

Locally common on a sandy slope which is unfortunately used by 4WD and bikes as a playground. the second photograph shows this and the third shows remnant plants of what was probably a larger patch of plants

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Blue Shield Fern Polystichum oculatum

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caqalai

Date

June 30, 2019 08:09 PM NZST

Description

Growing on the bank above the road where it turns to run along the coast

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Huruhuruwhenua Asplenium oblongifolium

Observer

caqalai

Date

July 13, 2019 01:14 PM NZST

Description

Scattered plants growing in exposed conditions on the rubble slopes above the coast

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Square

What

Sickle Spleenwort Asplenium polyodon

Observer

caqalai

Date

July 13, 2019 01:14 PM NZST

Description

A single plant growing with A. oblongifolium in the grass on the rubble slope above the beach. Both fern burnt by salt spray and battered by the wind,

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Trailing African Daisy Dimorphotheca fruticosa

Observer

caqalai

Date

July 13, 2019 01:30 PM NZST

Description

Growing on the lee side of the small dune just above the high tide mark. recently inundated by high storm dirven tide.

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Observer

caqalai

Date

July 13, 2019 12:56 PM NZST

Description

A couple of patches growing on the rubble slopes beside the Wharepapa River mouth

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Observer

caqalai

Date

July 13, 2019 11:04 AM NZST

Description

A few patches growing on the rubble slopes above the Wharepapa River mouth

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What

Gold Dust Lichens Genus Chrysothrix

Observer

caqalai

Date

July 13, 2019 12:15 PM NZST

Description

Growing on a senescent Kunzea robusta beside the road

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Tussock Swamp Twig Rush Machaerina juncea

Observer

caqalai

Date

July 2, 2019 12:38 PM NZST

Description

Common in the area but mostly in the swamp. This specimen is growing up through the scrub beside the track to the Mukumuka Stream. In the open in the swamp it is a much shorter plant

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caqalai

Date

June 26, 2019 03:14 PM NZST

Description

Growing on a mudstone bank above the Wharepapa River. The awn has broken off the lemma

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Observer

caqalai

Date

June 27, 2019 01:18 PM NZST

Description

One patch growing at the mouth of the Wharepapa River

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Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 02:43 PM NZST

Description

Growing below a large rock outcrop

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What

Puffballs Family Lycoperdaceae

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 19, 2019 01:04 PM NZST

Description

A few specimens noted along the coast growing in the fine black gravel and earth mix.

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What

Leafless Clematis Clematis afoliata

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 19, 2019 02:36 PM NZST

Description

Forming mounds with Muehlenbeckia complexa and Melicytis crassifolius usually a bit back from the coast. Maybe half a dozen occurrences noted.

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Gazania Gazania linearis

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 02:38 PM NZST

Description

Common in the area.

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Beach Gazanias Gazania rigens

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 02:36 PM NZST

Description

Gazania sps. are very common in the area in the gravel, the grassland and on the rocks

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Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 02:21 PM NZST

Description

Two planted seen. One small plant in a crevice in a rock near a somewhat ephemeral water body. The other a larger plant at the end of the vegetation surrounding the water body. the next species in is Selliera radicans.

It is either S. media or S. tasmanica but i will need to go back and look at the nuts when ripe to find out which species it is.

The last photograph gives and idea of the habitat. The main species in the photograph is Sarcocornia quinqueflora.

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Native Geranium Geranium solanderi

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 19, 2019 02:47 PM NZST

Description

Locally common in three places where the plant grows amongst mounds of bush and along the bottom on the mounds where cattle cannot get at it. It also has a presence in some of the grassland where it escapes browse by growing flat to the ground. There are rabbits and probably hares in the area but no sign of digging for the big roots on this species.

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Pig's Ear Cotyledon orbiculata

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 03:30 PM NZST

Description

Common weed along the coast in this area. There are two flower colours (red and yellow) and two forms var. orbiculata and var. dactylopsis.. The New Zealand flora treats them as one variable species. Both forms grow together in a couple of spots but the narrow leaved form is quite uncommon.

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Satin Bush Podalyria sericea

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 01:16 PM NZST

Description

A small area with Juvenile and seedling plant growing amongst the rocks. A very attractive plant especially when in flower. Over the years there have been attempts to eradicate it in this area but it must set a mass of viable seed and still persists

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Leafless Pohuehue Muehlenbeckia ephedroides

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 02:12 PM NZST

Description

Now very uncommon in thje area. Of the two sites known to me one has several plants in very poor shape. The other has one plant unfortunately growin on a ridge used by 4WD vehicles. Over the years the area has been changing with the gravel areas being consolidated by weeds and other areas once sparsely vegetated now been colonised by gazania, allseed and other weedy species.

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What

Taupata Coprosma repens

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 03:00 PM NZST

Description

This species is common along the coast usually on the rock outcrops and sometimes in the mounds o Muehlenbeckia complexa. Heavil;y browsed by cattle. This was an interesting colour variant.

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What

New Zealand Fur Seal Arctocephalus forsteri

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 01:05 PM NZST

Description

These guys make botanising coastal rocks interesting especially the bulls.

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Square

What

Black Shag Phalacrocorax carbo ssp. novaehollandiae

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 22, 2019 01:05 PM NZST

Description

Scattered birds along this section of coast. One bird appears to be in breeding plumage

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Square

What

Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegata

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 19, 2019 03:03 PM NZST

Description

aA resident pair perching on a large rock and being very verbal

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caqalai

Date

June 20, 2019 07:31 PM NZST

Description

Scattered plants along the section of coast from Ngawi.More common neare Ngawi and a bit further inland thatn M. crassifolius. Peters as you approach Te Kawakawa Rocks. Only one fertile specimen seen but about a half a dozen seedlings were noted growing under Coprosma crassifolia where opened up by stock. There may be hybrids present with M. crassifolius.

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caqalai

Date

June 20, 2019 02:54 PM NZST

Description

When i first saw this plant about 10 years ago it was a large single unit but this week on revisiting i has been broken up into several smaller units probably by stock action. C. repens is scattered about but C. acerosa is found some way further up the coast.

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What

Thick Leaved Porcupine Plant Melicytus crassifolius

Observer

caqalai

Date

June 19, 2019 11:47 AM NZST

Description

Locally common along the coast between Ngawi and Te Kawakawa Rocks as low rounded moundswith Muehlenbeckia complexa and less commonly with Coprosma crassifolia. Melicytus orarius is also present although less common, and tends to have higher less rounded mounds

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