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pjd1

Date

July 13, 2020 11:30 AM NZST

Description

Locally common shrub on a'a' lava field. This specimen flowering unusually early for this species (and variety).

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What

Kokihi Tetragonia tetragonoides

Observer

pjd1

Date

July 13, 2020 05:58 PM NZST

Description

One plant growing on exposed pahoehoe lava. Fruits immature, unusually strongly coloured.

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pjd1

Date

June 25, 2020 01:21 PM NZST

Description

Corticolous on nikau (Rhopalostylis sapida). Associated with Opegrapha, Pyrenula nitidula and Usnea oncodes (see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/34235834).

Determination by A.J. Marshall

Voucher: P.J. de Lange CH3069, UNITEC

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pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 08:50 AM NZDT

Description

Corticolous on Melicope simplex. Associated with Pyrenula aff. ravenelii - see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/50922974

Noted for Wharariki - Puponga Bioblitz November 2019.

Determination by A.J. Marshall.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14764 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC

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pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 08:50 AM NZDT

Description

Corticolous on aruhe (Coprosma areolata). Thallus UV+ more or less yellow. Ascospores uniseriate, more or less brown, 8 per ascus, locules 4, more or less diamond-shaped.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14766 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC.

Specimen identified by A.J. Marshall.

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pjd1

Date

June 25, 2020 01:21 PM NZST

Description

Corticolous on Rhopalostylis sapida - associated with Megalaria maculosa and Pyrenula nitidula. Thallus white, lirellae short not branched. Ascospores I+, 8 per ascus, (12-)14(-18) locular, 42.5 × 6-8 μm, locules tabular. Does not match any of the species currently accepted in the New Zealand Lichen Flora (Galloway 2007).

Voucher: P.J. de Lange, UNITEC

Galloway, D.J. 2007: Flora of New Zealand; Lichens, including lichen-forming and lichenicolous fungi. Revised second edition.1 ed. Lincoln, Manaaki Whenua Press. 1006 p.

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Tarahinau Dracophyllum arboreum

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 21, 2020 12:54 PM NZST

Description

Uncommon - scattered specimens growing on ridgeline. Those seen up to 2.8 m tall. The dominant Dracophyllum in this location is D. scoparium.

DUPLICATE: P.J. de Lange CH3075, UNITEC 11792 (AK)

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Tamarillo Solanum betaceum

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 22, 2020 12:45 PM NZST

Description

Sapling 1.8 m tall growing on margin of an old orchard in dense kopi (Corynocarpus laevigatus) forest remnant. Foliage with strong, slightly unpleasant, pungent, musky odour when brushed. Tamarillo had been grown in the orchard about 20 or so years ago, so presumably this plant arose from dormant seed stemming from that past cultivation.

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pjd1

Date

June 22, 2020 12:45 PM NZST

Description

Uncommon. Noted on dead kopi (Corynocarpus laevigatus) branches lying on forest floor.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange CH3074, UNITEC 11789 (PDD)

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pjd1

Date

June 22, 2020 12:45 PM NZST

Description

Foliicolous on Macadamia tetraphylla tree growing in the deep shade of an old orchard on the margins of a kopi (Corynocarpus laevigatus) dominated forest remnant. Associated with Physcia poncinsii.

Apothecia distinctly Lecanorine but ascospores very like those of Coenogonium. Thallus greyish, film like, though in places greenish and yellow-sorediate.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange CH3073, UNITEC 11784 (AK)

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 08:50 AM NZDT

Description

Corticolous on Melicope simplex. Thallus UV-. Ascomata in groups of 2–4 with fused ostioles. Ostioles lateral. Spores muriform, c. 8–10 rows of 3–8 locules, 45–70 × 18–28 μm. Thallus finely pseudocyphellate, suggestive of P. pyrenulioides but ostioles lateral, fused, spores muriform. Pyrenula ravenelii in New Zealand had hitherto been considered to lack pseudocyphellae but it can be overseas and this specimen appears to be the first such case for this country.

Noted for Wharariki - Puponga Bioblitz November 2019.

Determination by A.J. Marshall.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14766 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC

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pjd1

Date

June 21, 2020 12:54 PM NZST

Description

Common - co-dominate with poteretere (Leptecophylla robusta) in low shrubland overlying sandy peat.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange CH3076, UNITEC 11793 (AK)

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What

Domestic Chicken Gallus gallus var. domesticus

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 21, 2020 12:54 PM NZST

Description

Semi-feral amongst poteretere (Leptecophylla robusta) / Dracophyllum scoparium shrubland.

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What

Stubble Rosegill Volvopluteus gloiocephalus

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 21, 2020 10:59 AM NZST

Description

Common along roadside in tall grass and often emerging from masses of horse dune. Fruiting bodies colonial. Pileus very sticky when wet, greyish with fine black scales, gills pinkish, stipe whitish.

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What

Giant Viper's-Bugloss Echium pininana

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 21, 2020 08:48 AM NZST

Description

Naturalised on steep eroded cliff face held back by concrete retaining wall. A commonly naturalised species on the Chatham Islands.

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Yellow Specklebelly Pseudocyphellaria crocata

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 21, 2020 10:06 AM NZST

Description

One of the undescribed entities currently referred to Pseudocyphellaria crocata in New Zealand. Locally common on poteretere (Leptecophylla robusta) in poteretere / Dracophyllum scoparium shrubland.

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What

Ear Fungus Auricularia cornea

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 20, 2020 12:33 PM NZST

Description

Common on dead or dying kopi (Corynocarpus laevigatus).

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Pixie Cup Lichens Genus Cladonia

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 20, 2020 12:00 PM NZST

Description

Terricolous on peat within wetland. Specimens not collected so I am only confident to take this to genus level.

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Rautini Brachyglottis huntii

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 20, 2020 12:00 PM NZST

Description

Scattered specimens - self-established from past plantings.

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pjd1

Date

June 20, 2020 12:33 PM NZST

Description

Corticolous on matipo (Myrsine chathamica). Uncommon at this location.

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Coastal Beard-Heath Leucopogon parviflorus

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 20, 2020 10:26 AM NZST

Description

Common in shrubland either side of road - images showing abaxial leaf surface and immature inflorescences.

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pjd1

Date

June 20, 2020 10:26 AM NZST

Description

Common in shrubland either side of road - specimens with numerous immature inflorescences.

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What

Tuatua Paphies subtriangulata

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 19, 2020 01:32 PM NZST

Description

Commonly seen strewn along high to mid tide mark dead or alive. This is the more usual sized example of this species c.f. https://inaturalist.nz/observations/50123051 of the much larger "porrecta" race of this species more usually seen in middens.

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pjd1

Date

June 19, 2020 01:18 PM NZST

Description

Unfortunately a rather bleached specimen - one of many seen in this condition - washed up along sandy beach. I think this is Gari stangeri (purple sunset shell) but it is a tad too bleached for me to be sure, so genus level determination for me, for now.

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What

Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 19, 2020 01:23 PM NZST

Description

A pair and a loner noted foraging on sandy beach from high tide mark to mid-tide. Leg bands not evident.

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pjd1

Date

June 19, 2020 01:17 PM NZST

Description

Occasional specimens noted scattered along sandy beach at mid-tide mark.

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pjd1

Date

June 19, 2020 01:17 PM NZST

Description

Uncommon - occasional specimens washed up along sandy beach.

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What

New Zealand Cockle Austrovenus stutchburyi

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 19, 2020 01:17 PM NZST

Description

Occasional specimens washed up along sandy beach.

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Sea Figs Genus Carpobrotus

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 19, 2020 01:14 PM NZST

Description

Single large patch growing on foredunes. No flowers or fruits present so I cannot determine which of the two species recorded from the islands this observation is - hence genus level determination.

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Square

What

Chatham Island Speargrass Aciphylla traversii

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 21, 2020 10:39 AM NZST

Description

Locally common in low aruhe (Pteridium esculentum) fernland. Numerous seedlings and a few adults (males and females present).

Voucher: P.J. de Lange CH3077, UNITEC 11794

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