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What

New Zealand Dabchick Poliocephalus rufopectus

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 22, 2019 05:49 PM NZST

Description

A single bird swimming well away from the other birds on the water

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What

Australasian Shoveler Spatula rhynchotis

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 22, 2019 04:49 PM NZST

Description

A pair swimming with grey teal and mallards

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What

Grey Teal Anas gracilis

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 22, 2019 04:47 PM NZST

Description

A few birds in a mixed flock with mallards and shovellers

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What

North Island Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. placabilis

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 18, 2019 03:24 PM NZST

Description

a pair of birds in a swamp cypress beside the stopbank

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Observer

caqalai

Date

April 18, 2019 12:03 PM NZST

Description

Several patches growing on mud under willows beside Boggy Pond wetland. would be in standing water from time to time.

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What

Hare's Foot Inkcap Coprinopsis lagopus

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 18, 2019 12:17 PM NZST

Description

Growing in short grass on top of the stopbank around Boggy Pond. No spores as the specimen had deliquesced by the time i got to it at home.

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What

Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 16, 2019 01:34 PM NZST

Description

Growing with the mushrooms in the previous observation in the Wairio wetlands. In creeping bent amidst tall fescue mounds. Spore a purplish brown to my eye. The last photograph shows both entities.

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 16, 2019 01:34 PM NZST

Description

Growing in seasonally wet ground in the Wairio wetland. the area is grazed and the fungi were growing in creeping bent amongst pedestals of tall fescue. The spores appear to be a purplish brown

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What

Pale Smartweed Persicaria lapathifolia

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 16, 2019 03:43 PM NZST

Description

Locally common in patches in standing water on the lake side of the stopbank.

The swollen nodes, the yellow glands and the hairy underside of the leaf are usful diagnostics. The anchor on the tepals is hard to find.

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Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 8, 2019 05:07 PM NZST

Description

Sitting in a swamp cypress beside the stopbank

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Hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 8, 2019 05:33 PM NZST

Description

Forming large masses in the lagoon.

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Fringed Heartwort Ricciocarpos natans

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 8, 2019 05:31 PM NZST

Description

This is the aquatic form with the fringing hairs. Floating with Azolla rubra and Lemna dispersa on the lagoons

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What

Red Azolla Azolla rubra

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 8, 2019 05:33 PM NZST

Description

Locally common on the lagoons.

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What

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 8, 2019 05:32 PM NZST

Description

Lots of birds flying and feeding over the water. This nest was built in the aptly name bird hide.

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What

Poroporo Solanum laciniatum

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 8, 2019 02:37 PM NZST

Description

Scattered plants along either side of the stop bank

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Prickly Lettuce Lactuca serriola

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 8, 2019 06:07 PM NZST

Description

A few plants growing in the long grass below the stopbank

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Observer

caqalai

Date

April 9, 2019 05:00 PM NZST

Description

A single plant growing with E. sumatrensis and rank extic grasses beside the track along the Tauherinikau River

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What

Globe Cottonleaf Euchiton sphaericus

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 9, 2019 03:25 PM NZST

Description

A couple of plants growing beside the track along the Tauherenikau River

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Observer

caqalai

Date

April 9, 2019 05:14 PM NZST

Description

locally common in the afternoon sun beside the Tauherenikau River

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What

Floating Crystalwort Riccia fluitans

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 7, 2019 12:55 PM NZST

Description

Noted growing on exposed mud with Riccuiocarpus natans.

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What

Fringed Heartwort Ricciocarpos natans

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 7, 2019 02:45 PM NZST

Description

Locally common on exposed mud terrestrial form) in the area

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What

Forked Nightshade Solanum furcatum

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 7, 2019 05:22 PM NZST

Description

A singlerather decumbent small shrub growing in the gravel beside the road. Very well rooted. There appeared to be S. nigrum and S. chenopodioides growing nearby.My id is based on the following quote from the recent Phytokeys paper A revision of the Old World Black Nightshades (Morelloid clade of Solanum L., Solanaceae) by Sarkinen et alia

"Solanum furcatum can be distinguished from all other Old World species based on its branched inflorescences, anthers 2.3–3.3 mm long and flowers where styles are exserted up to 3.0 mm beyond anthers."

Not all of thje inflorescences are furcate so I will lodge a specimen in a herbarium and see what they make of it.

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What

Red Pondweed Potamogeton cheesemanii

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 4, 2019 04:09 PM NZDT

Description

A few small patches on recently exposed mud . Growing with centipeda sp.

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What

Kiokio Blechnum novae-zelandiae

Observer

caqalai

Date

November 10, 2017 02:52 PM NZDT

Description

Growing with Blechnum vulcanicum on a rocky roadside bank.

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Observer

caqalai

Date

November 10, 2017 02:51 PM NZDT

Description

Growing with Blechnum novaezelandiae on a vertical rocky bank beside Kinloch Road

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What

Annual Saltmarsh Aster Symphyotrichum subulatum

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 4, 2019 02:27 PM NZDT

Description

Scattered plants in the wetlands. Never seems to be very common in any one place around the lake.

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What

Panicled Aster Symphyotrichum lanceolatum

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 4, 2019 11:16 AM NZDT

Description

Very common around the lake and surrounding wetlands. There are pale blue entities amongst them.

Today I encountered anothe patch of this entity and i think perhaps mot of what i am seeing may be hybrids od S. novi-belgii

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What

New York Aster Symphyotrichum novi-belgii

Observer

caqalai

Date

April 4, 2019 11:05 AM NZDT

Description

A few patches growing with Symphyotrichum lanceolatum which was much more common. Bseside the stopbank in the Wairio wetlands beside Lake Wairarapa. As per the description in Vol 4 of the flora this would be a hybrid,

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What

Mikoikoi Libertia grandiflora

Observer

caqalai

Date

March 29, 2019 04:41 PM NZDT

Description

A fdew plants growing under beech in the reserve

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Observer

caqalai

Date

March 29, 2019 04:44 PM NZDT

Description

A couple of seeding plants growing in beech forest in the Western Lake reserve

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