10
taxa
1 fungus
8 plants
1 insect

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What

Tanguru Chafer Stethaspis suturalis

Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 10:40 AM NZDT

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What

White Punk Laetiporus portentosus

Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 10:55 AM NZDT

Description

Very large fungus growing out of the ground in beech forest. This species seems to get eaten by animals and I have usually seen only broken pieces. It was about 40 cm across. It is not a bracket fungus.

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Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 11:16 AM NZDT

Description

Natural hybrid growing in native forest.

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Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 11:18 AM NZDT

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What

Cherry Laurel Prunus laurocerasus

Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 11:19 AM NZDT

Description

Seedlings removed from dense native bush.

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What

Crepe Fern Leptopteris hymenophylloides

Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 11:22 AM NZDT

Description

Note the dead frond tips where this fern is dying back due to the severe drought.

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Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 11:58 AM NZDT

Description

Not often you see the fruit at eye height. I think they were on a broken branch.

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What

Hen and Chicks Fern Asplenium bulbiferum

Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 12:03 PM NZDT

Description

or A. gracillimum?

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Square

What

Waterfall Fern Blechnum colensoi

Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 01:25 PM NZDT

Description

One of the many native plants being killed by the drought here.

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What

Bitter Willow Salix eleagnos

Observer

chrise

Date

February 23, 2019 01:48 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure how it is spreading but this one was on the rocky river bank. I guess it could have grown from a small branch which has come down the river.