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What

Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 10:10 AM NZST

Description

Numerous inactive nesting holes noted on clay banks above Mataia stream.

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What

Frillworts Genus Fossombronia

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 10:11 AM NZST

Description

Common on clay bank just above estuary.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 10:59 AM NZST

Description

One of the myriad leaf forms of this 'species'. Locally common shrub in kauri (Agathis australis) and tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides) dominated forest. Flower colour variable, though most seen had pink to reddish flowers. Associated with Alseuosmia banksii (uncommon) and A. macrophylla (common).

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What

Plum Prunus domestica

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 10:04 AM NZST

Description

Single tree growing at base of slip above estuary. Just fi9nishign flowering with branches coming into leaf.

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What

Wharangi Melicope ternata

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 10:01 AM NZST

Description

A single tree noted growing on forest margin above Mataia Landing.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 20, 2020 11:11 AM NZST

Description

Common - but mostly past flowering in Dicranoloma mossfield under kahikatoa (Leptospermum aff. scoparium (a)).

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 09:55 AM NZST

Description

Uncommon - scattered plants growing under kauri (Agathis australis) and tanekaha (Phyllocladus tirchomanoides). Rosette leaves more areolate than I would have liked but the galea seems to fit this species better than P. trullifolia.

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What

Matai Prumnopitys taxifolia

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 10:36 AM NZST

Description

Uncommon - mostly seen as seedlings and juveniles up to 1 m tall. A few adults present along ridgelines and in "kauri" (Agathais australis) forest.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 20, 2020 10:41 AM NZST

Description

Minute moth (body c.5 mm long) noted walking about in leaf litter under tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides) and kauri (Agathis australis).

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What

Prickly Sowthistle Sonchus asper

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 08:58 AM NZST

Description

Common weed noted along recent indigenous shrub plantings.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 09:32 AM NZST

Description

Abundant - especially under rawirinui (Kunzea robusta) and in guml;and. No flowering specimens seen - some plants frutiing. No idea which 'species' in this aggregate this one is.

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What

Dark Nightshade Solanum opacum

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 08:56 AM NZST

Description

Locally common in aruhe (Pteridium esculentum) fernland. Calyx lobes broad, reflexed and the mature fruits are dull rather than glossy. Flowers distinctly stellate, stamens 1-1.2 mm long. Flowering with pale blue tinge - sometimes seen in New Zealand examples of this species.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 02:21 PM NZST

Description

Common on the dry undersides and within cavities of pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) just above high tide mark. Thallus silvery grey, finely areolate; lirellae in raised verrucae, pinkish-brown ot orange-brown when wet drying dark brown, sigmoid, branching or rarelly stellate; ascospores fusiform, straight or curved, 20 × 3-4 μm.

Voucher collected.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 02:14 PM NZST

Description

Terricolous. Common on clay banks - thallus cells distinct, hexagonal, thallus margins brownish, finely phyllidate.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 01:58 PM NZST

Description

Corticolous on pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa). Thallus with blackish base, otherwise dull glaucous to green, stems terete tapering, branches with numerous dense papillae, scattered tubercles pseudocyphellate, soralia protuberant,. Chemical Spot Tests - Thallus medulla K+ yellow - orange - red.

Voucher collected.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 01:49 PM NZST

Description

Muscicolous on Hypnum cupressiforme. Locally common. Thallus arachnoid, greyish, thin, apothecia sessile, Geaster-type, asci 8-spored. ascospores broadly fusiform,, muriform, colourless, 55 × 16 μm.

Voucher collected.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 10:23 AM NZST

Description

Common conifer in regenerating coastal forest. Specimen with male cones.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 12:38 PM NZST

Description

Common leaf spot on pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) - I assume it is this taxon. Specimen collected.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 19, 2020 10:59 AM NZST

Description

Locally common shrub in kauri (Agathis australis) and tanekaha (Phyllocladus trichomanoides) dominated forest. Flower colour variable ranging from green, to greenish-yellow to pink. Associated with Alseuosmia banksii (uncommon) and A. quercifolia (abundant).

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What

Oyster Mushrooms Genus Pleurotus

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 10:27 AM NZST

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What

Spring Polypore Lentinus arcularius

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 10:27 AM NZST

Description

On rotting karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus). Colonial. Pileus surface covered in appressed brownish scales and hairs. Pores on underside off white.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

September 18, 2020 05:27 PM NZST

Description

In dry cavity of pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa) tree growing on margin of saltmarsh. Thallus greenish yellow, C+ orange, apothecia < 1mm tall, epruinose, ascospores 1-septate.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 29, 2019 04:07 PM NZDT

Description

Common 'white paint' on mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus). I have yet to try and work out which species this is.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 29, 2019 04:07 PM NZDT

Description

Common. Corticolous on rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola). Associated with Flavoparmelia haysomii, F. haywardiana, Dirinaria applanata and Parmotrema reticulatum. Photobiont green. Upper thallus grey-green to green (wet and dry), pseudocyphellate, pseudocyphellae becoming sorediate. Medulla hwite, Thallus underside back. Apothecia occasional, those seen pale orange.

Also seen on mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus).

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 08:58 AM NZDT

Description

Uncommon. Corticolous on rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola). Photobiont green, medulla white. Upper thallus much lobed, lobes deeply divided, loose on substrate; thallus surface isidate-phyllidate, isidia erupting from pseudocyphellae. Chemical spot tests - K-.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14903 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12260

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019

Description

Saxicolous on rocks along track side. Thallus yellow-green when dry, grey-green when fresh, almost completely covered in a dense isidiate crust, isidia simple to branched. Chemical spot tests - Cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow - red, C-, KC+ pink, Pd+ orange,

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14908 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12265

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What

Shadow Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia soredians

Observer

pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019

Description

Saxicolous on boulders along roadside. Thallus sorediate, dactyls absent (I think). Cortex & medulla K+ (cortex K+ yellow - red; medulla K+ yellow - yellow orange (after 30 minutes)). Pd+ yellow-orange.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14905 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12262

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 29, 2019 04:07 PM NZDT

Description

Corticolous on rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola). Admixed with Flavoparmelia haywardiana - see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/36606216.

Images of lichen in the wild (in situ) and herbarium material, Thallus with dactyls, dactyls often apical, sorediate. Cortex and medulla K- , medulla C-, KC-, Pd+ orange. Images show KOH applied to cortex and medulla - no reaction noted after 30 minutes.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14528 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12263

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 08:58 AM NZDT

Description

Noted once on the rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola) twigs lying on forest floor. Images of re-hydrated and dry specimen.

Images from herbarium material

Noted for Wharariki - Puponga Bioblitz November 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14907 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 12263.

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What

White Rust Albugo candida

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 13, 2020 02:43 PM NZST

Description

I assume so anyway. Pustules erupting from inflorescences and immature siliques of Cardamine flexuosa

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