Light brown slimmy cup fungus
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).
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.
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.
Abundant on heavily compacted (by pedestrian traffic) soil underneath deciduous trees. Thallus glaucous when fresh.
Multiple scale on the underside of leaves of callistemon spp.
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, University of Auckland City Campus, Old Government House driveway.
Identification: Libocedrus plumosa (D.Don) Sarg., 1896.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Genus Lastreopsis ?
Lastreopsis genus ?