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Date

July 21, 2019 11:05 AM NZST

Description

After gradual removal since May of the deep tradescantia from directly around it. Tradescantia otherwise retained, as ground cover to conserve moisture

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What

Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus ssp. ramiflorus

Date

July 21, 2019 11:05 AM NZST

Description

Behind karo at right, typical green moss and white lichen patches on pale bark

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Tradescantia Tradescantia fluminensis

Date

July 21, 2019 11:04 AM NZST

Description

after a very little in about April, and a little more today. Despite superficialmoisture after a couple of weeks of rain, often heavy, ground near road (2-3m from trees, behind camera) is still dry and cracked (see foreground) beneath the Tradescantia , with only scant leaf litter, mostly ti kouka leaves
At left - tree privet juveniles suppressed by breakdown and monitored

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Karo Pittosporum crassifolium

Date

July 21, 2019 11:04 AM NZST

Description

at right, at top of streambank at riadside (2-3m from karo, behind canera)

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Date

July 17, 2019 11:47 AM NZST

Description

Kohia abundant here. Parsonsia also present. can't see the foliage attached to this vine

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Black Wattle Acacia mearnsii

Date

July 17, 2019 11:47 AM NZST

Description

Probably this species as a large number of black wattles, probably ringbarked some years before like many others in this reserve, were felled here in 1998-99 for public safety when the public bush-experience path was created along this streamside through regen native forest.

Since this area is high above the stream, and has private residential land close behind it, the regen was not mature or diverse in 1999. Felling the wattles reduced the existing tree ferns, mahoe and other juveniles to ground level, so this area became sunlit in 1999, and regeneration here is not as advanced as other areas of this forest Reserve. However, tree ferns, mahoe and kohia are now abundant, and aruhe and coprosma and others are now scattered throughout. See Project at right for context, and Fields for more background.

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Date

July 17, 2019 11:54 AM NZST

Description

? In root buttress beside streamside forest path

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Hard Ferns Genus Blechnum

Date

July 17, 2019 11:31 AM NZST

Description

clay stream bank beside streamside forest path

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Hard Ferns Genus Blechnum

Date

July 17, 2019 11:31 AM NZST

Description

probably dissita or lambertiana, beside streamside forest path

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White Maire Nestegis lanceolata

Date

July 17, 2019 11:37 AM NZST

Description

seedling clay stream bank beside streamside forest path

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Thread Fern Blechnum filiforme

Date

July 17, 2019 11:37 AM NZST

Description

? surrounding miro seedling, beside streamside forest path

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Miro Prumnopitys ferruginea

Date

July 17, 2019 11:37 AM NZST

Description

seedling surrounded by Blechnum
near adult maire clay stream bank beside streamside forest path

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Vascular Plants Phylum Tracheophyta

Date

July 17, 2019 11:36 AM NZST

Description

tree about 10mH or more, growing on streambank edge tight against a larger maire - N. lanceoloata?

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What

Nikau Palm Rhopalostylis sapida

Date

July 17, 2019 11:34 AM NZST

Description

At right, on streambank beside maire above Maire Falls

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What

White Maire Nestegis lanceolata

Date

July 17, 2019 11:34 AM NZST

Description

?
At right of steps in image 1, on streambank beside maire above Maire Falls
With another tree, smaller, tight against it to the left when facing stream

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Supplejack Ripogonum scandens

Date

July 17, 2019 11:15 AM NZST

Description

On steep streambank below housing and above stream, here beside boardwalk "Karaeo Crossing", above Maire Pool

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Coprosma Genus Coprosma

Date

July 17, 2019 11:15 AM NZST

Description

Seedling in foreground left of centre, in deep leaf litter above Maire Pool. See Projects and Fields for context

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What

Kiekie Freycinetia banksii

Date

July 17, 2019 11:15 AM NZST

Description

on pathside streambank at pathside, above Tanekaha Falls,with Totara Crossing steps up to Kaipatiki Rd (right) and Native Plant Trail (left)

The lower streambanks here, and banks from waterlevel to roadside, were hand-weeded of ginger, Tradescantia, Mexican daisy and mistflower (by wading, occasionally to chest level), and tuber ladder fern on the far bank at left of steps, in 1997-99. Leaf litter seems to be helping suppress weeds on this bank several metres above the stream. Mistflower has not been seen on resurvey. Mexican daisy present as 3-4 small isolated occurrences much further upstream and further downstream, and not in stream itself; a large clump of Ginger is present shortly downstream (and lots further upstream). Tradescantia is dense on some banks and absent on others (and no doubt continues to wash downstream with floods); and tuber ladder fern is present on the roadside on the steep bank above at left, and shortly downstream of here in Zone M, the top of the retaining wall above Rimu Pool, inaccessible to hand weeding since road construction

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Nikau Palm Rhopalostylis sapida

Date

July 17, 2019 11:14 AM NZST

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True Sedges Genus Carex

Date

July 17, 2019 11:14 AM NZST

Description

probably dissita and lambertiana, comon throughout this regen coastal lowland forest along stream

Here among early regeneration of forest at pathsides, above Totara Crossing heading upstream

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Giant Earthworms Family Megascolecidae

Date

July 17, 2019 10:57 AM NZST

Description

Seen before on disturbance of soil. This specimen observedon the surface of earth exposed by uplifting of large heavy plastic bag on the sandy soil of sedimentary Waitemata sandstone streambank under a tanekaha, treeferns and mahoe in regen native coastal lowland forest (last image).
Constricted and inert when lifted and placed on palm. When stroked, it extended the curled and pointed ends.
Returned to same habitat and covered with the surrounding damp leaf litter

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Date

July 17, 2019 11:09 AM NZST

Description

on rotting log, probably black or brush wattle felled in 1998-99 during forest path creation
See Projects and fields at right for habitat

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Tradescantia Tradescantia fluminensis

Date

July 17, 2019 12:07 PM NZST

Description

Gathered from streambank and piled at pathside for ongoing monitoring and turning as needed during decomposition and rehabilitation of previously trampled and herbicide-sprayed pathside revegetation edge.
Yellow plastic tape marks the path

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Pond and Box Turtles Family Emydidae

Date

July 17, 2019 10:36 AM NZST

Description

found about a metre above current water level, a metre or two from streambank edge. Sedimentary Waitemata sandstone stream through regen coastal lowland forest in urban reserve. Not present here in recent surveys/handweeding. Possibly washed downstream in recent rain events, though there is no other flood debris here. Possibly a released captive turtle or offspring of?

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Monocots Class Liliopsida

Date

July 19, 2019 01:39 PM NZST

Description

The only specimen, or specimens, seen in this manuka/kanuka/podocarp/broadleaf regen forest margin. Native monots abundant, also Aristea ecklonii and Watsonia here near outer margin of forest canopy, about 20-30m from large mown grass area, 50m from road and 70m from housing
Kauri ridge community with deep mosses etc begins about 10 m further into forest from here
for other species present see Gahnia Grove Projects at right.

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Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

July 17, 2019 11:28 AM NZST

Description

In "Nikau Grove" at top of Taraire Hill, part of the Native Plant Trail of Kaipatiki Creek

Several of the nikau looked odd and were suspected of being exotic, perhaps Bangalow. Several almost-mature Bangalow along the streambanks upstream of here were suspected from afar last year and confirmed on iNaturalist .

However a palm specialist has now looked at these observations and though they do not provide enough detail to confirm an ID, they are all believed to be nikau.
I hope a more thorough survey will be made of this nikau grove at some stage, including seedlings.

At time of uploading, the ones observed in this small area today are the only ones in this Search, using the Field at right "KC Exotic palms - suspected juvenile", and can be viewed as a group using this link::

https://inaturalist.nz/observations?verifiable=any&place_id=any&field:KC%20Exotic%20palm%20invasions%20of%20Kaipatiki%20Creek=Juvenile%20suspected

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What

Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

July 17, 2019 11:27 AM NZST

Description

In "Nikau Grove" at top of Taraire Hill, part of the Native Plant Trail of Kaipatiki Creek

Several of the nikau looked odd and were suspected of being exotic, perhaps Bangalow. Several almost-mature Bangalow along the streambanks upstream of here were suspected from afar last year and confirmed on iNaturalist .

However a palm specialist has now looked at these observations and though they do not provide enough detail to confirm an ID, they are all believed to be nikau.
I hope a more thorough survey will be made of this nikau grove at some stage, including seedlings.

At time of uploading, the ones observed in this small area today are the only ones in this Search, using the Field at right "KC Exotic palms - suspected juvenile", and can be viewed as a group using this link::

https://inaturalist.nz/observations?verifiable=any&place_id=any&field:KC%20Exotic%20palm%20invasions%20of%20Kaipatiki%20Creek=Juvenile%20suspected

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What

Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

July 17, 2019 11:23 AM NZST

Description

In "Nikau Grove" at top of Taraire Hill, part of the Native Plant Trail of Kaipatiki Creek

Several of the nikau looked odd and were suspected of being exotic, perhaps Bangalow. Several almost-mature Bangalow along the streambanks upstream of here were suspected from afar last year and confirmed on iNaturalist .

However a palm specialist has now looked at these observations and though they do not provide enough detail to confirm an ID, they are all believed to be nikau.
I hope a more thorough survey will be made of this nikau grove at some stage, including seedlings.

At time of uploading, the ones observed in this small area today are the only ones in this Search, using the Field at right "KC Exotic palms - suspected juvenile", and can be viewed as a group using this link::

https://inaturalist.nz/observations?verifiable=any&place_id=any&field:KC%20Exotic%20palm%20invasions%20of%20Kaipatiki%20Creek=Juvenile%20suspected

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Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

July 17, 2019 11:25 AM NZST

Description

In "Nikau Grove" at top of Taraire Hill, part of the Native Plant Trail of Kaipatiki Creek

Several of the nikau looked odd and were suspected of being exotic, perhaps Bangalow. Several almost-mature Bangalow along the streambanks upstream of here were suspected from afar last year and confirmed on iNaturalist .

However a palm specialist has now looked at these observations and though they do not provide enough detail to confirm an ID, they are all believed to be nikau.
I hope a more thorough survey will be made of this nikau grove at some stage, including seedlings.

At time of uploading, the ones observed in this small area today are the only ones in this Search, using the Field at right "KC Exotic palms - suspected juvenile", and can be viewed as a group using this link::

https://inaturalist.nz/observations?verifiable=any&place_id=any&field:KC%20Exotic%20palm%20invasions%20of%20Kaipatiki%20Creek=Juvenile%20suspected

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What

Palms Family Arecaceae

Date

July 17, 2019 11:23 AM NZST

Description

In "Nikau Grove" at top of Taraire Hill, part of the Native Plant Trail of Kaipatiki Creek

Several of the nikau looked odd and were suspected of being exotic, perhaps Bangalow. Several almost-mature Bangalow along the streambanks upstream of here were suspected from afar last year and confirmed on iNaturalist .

However a palm specialist has now looked at these observations and though they do not provide enough detail to confirm an ID, they are all believed to be nikau.
I hope a more thorough survey will be made of this nikau grove at some stage, including seedlings.

At time of uploading, the ones observed in this small area today are the only ones in this Search, using the Field at right "KC Exotic palms - suspected juvenile", and can be viewed as a group using this link::

https://inaturalist.nz/observations?verifiable=any&place_id=any&field:KC%20Exotic%20palm%20invasions%20of%20Kaipatiki%20Creek=Juvenile%20suspected

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