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traceme17

Date

September 2, 2015 01:09 PM NZST

Description

Light brown slimmy cup fungus

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field and button mushrooms Genus Agaricus

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Emergent from within a dense drift of Oxalis pes-caprae within a roadside raised garden bed. Wooden fence present behind garden, soil under Oxalis was mainly rotted bark mulch. Thallus much munched (snails / slugs?), whitish but with distinct pale orange cast, gill spale pinkish orange, stalk hollow. Exact measurements not made but from portion of stalk emergent from ground to apex of cap the thallus was about 80 mm long. Cap conical (but much browsed).

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Skeleton fork fern Psilotum nudum

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Abundantly growing out of bark mulch surrounding a rough deciduous trees. Image poor quality due to heavy rain and strong wind at the time the image was taken.

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Ethiopian spleenwort Asplenium aethiopicum

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

A single plant growing out of basalt stone wall at back of house. This specimen appeared here a year ago (or rather became evident). In summer it aestivates, resprouting in winter. The species has never been cultivated nearby. Basalt stone walls in Auckland City seem to be a favored site for this fern and are well worth carefully searching. When this fern is big enough I will lodge a voucher in AK.

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Blue Crystalwort Riccia crystallina

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

Abundant on heavily compacted (by pedestrian traffic) soil underneath deciduous trees. Thallus glaucous when fresh.

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Scale Insects Superfamily Coccoidea

Observer

jack4

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

Multiple scale on the underside of leaves of callistemon spp.

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Kawaka Libocedrus plumosa

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

September 2, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, University of Auckland City Campus, Old Government House driveway.

Habitat: Cultivated.

Identification: Libocedrus plumosa (D.Don) Sarg., 1896.

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Ross' black scale Lindingaspis rossi

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stephen_thorpe

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, Te Taou Res.

Habitat: Buxus sempervirens. Cultivated box hedge. On leaves (upper sides). Just a few scales observed. All of the examined ones were dead.

Identification: Lindingaspis rossi (Maskell, 1891).

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Ross' black scale Lindingaspis rossi

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stephen_thorpe

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, University of Auckland City Campus, vicinity of Old Government House.

Habitat: Laurus nobilis. Cultivated tree. Some leaves heavily infested.

Identification: Lindingaspis rossi (Maskell, 1891).

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stephen_thorpe

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, 38-40 Swanson Street (Federal Street Park).

Habitat: Eucalyptus nicholii. Cultivated tree. On new growth.

Identification: Blastopsylla occidentalis Taylor, 1985. Three females.

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blue gum scale Eriococcus coriaceus

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stephen_thorpe

Date

September 2, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, 38-40 Swanson Street (Federal Street Park).

Habitat: Eucalyptus nicholii. Cultivated tree. On leaves.

Identification: Eriococcus coriaceus Maskell, 1893.

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English ivy Hedera helix

Observer

bcal003

Date

September 1, 2015 04:42 PM NZST

Description

This grows in the weedy section at the top of Jacob's Ladder. We first see the tops of leaves, then petiole bases, and thirdly we see the bottoms of leaves.

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Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Observer

bcal003

Date

September 1, 2015 04:38 PM NZST

Description

This is in the weedy section at the top of Jacaob's Ladder. Too early for flower buds, Cutty grass is all around. The thistle is over 1 m high, big for this species.

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Moth plant Araujia hortorum

Observer

bcal003

Date

September 1, 2015 04:28 PM NZST

Description

This is in the weedy section at the top of Jacaob's Ladder. The first shot shows the vine twining round a cutty grass. Next we see the tops of the leaves, then the stems, and fourthly we see the milky sap exposed where the stem is cut, shown in front of the leaf in the middle of the picture.

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Giant Reed Arundo donax

Observer

bcal003

Date

September 1, 2015 04:01 PM NZST

Description

Right beside the road which hits the bottom of the hill here. The first shot shows a fresh new branch -- sorry I said two but the top one is not shown. Second -- looking up at the grove. Then thirdly we see rather wider and older fronds.

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Puriri Vitex lucens

Observer

pjd1

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Old planted tree - this one is well known locally for its flowers which when first open and pale pinkish and soon fade to white. An unusual colour in this species. This particular tree seems to flower all year round.

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Kotukutuku Fuchsia excorticata

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nicholasmaynenz

Date

August 28, 2015 11:58 AM NZST

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dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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Ferns Phylum Pteridophyta

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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Leptosporangiate Ferns Class Filicopsida

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

Description

Genus Lastreopsis ?

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Delta Maidenhair-fern Adiantum raddianum

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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Hound's Tongue Fern Microsorum pustulatum

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dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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rasp fern Blechnum parrisiae

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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false hen and chickens fern Asplenium ×lucrosum

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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Shaking Brake Pteris tremula

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

Description

Lastreopsis genus ?

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Drooping Spleenwort Asplenium flaccidum

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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Leather Leaf Fern Pyrrosia eleagnifolia

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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Fragrant Fern Microsorum scandens

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015

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cretan brake Pteris cretica

Observer

dhutch

Date

August 30, 2015