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Observer

codfish

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

Polypore with a central stipe, cap dark brown, lighter at the edge with a fibrous surface. 2.5-3 cm diam. x 2-3 cm height with small depression in centre. Pore surface decurrent, yellowy-cream with large hexagonal pores. Stipe tan-brown, fibrous, 3-4 mm. Cap 2-3 mm thick. On a small twig (3.5 cm diam.) on ground in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest. Two fruiting bodies on twig, both quite small specimens.

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What

Genus Stropharia Genus Stropharia

Observer

codfish

Date

October 8, 2014

Description

Small Volvariella with slightly viscid cap, smooth with squamules, creamy with a hint of tan and with pink-tan gills. Ring zone could be seen on stipe but didn't carefully look for volva so not observed. 2.5 cm diam. and 7 cm height. Stipe 4-5 mm, pale tan at top and creamy at base. Spores about 9-9.5 x 5.5-6 u. Sporeprint more tan than pink. Cystidia as pictured, similar on both gill edge and gill face. Amongst litter on soil as track opens out close to start of boardwalk over mudflats. Remnant coastal broadleaf forest. Doesn't seem to quite match the common garden Volvariella gloiocephalus which is larger.

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Square

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:28 AM NZDT

Description

Has been renamed M. pansa

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Square

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:22 AM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Sow Thistle Sonchus kirkii

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:29 AM NZDT

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Square

What

Kaikomako Pennantia corymbosa

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:35 AM NZDT

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What

Makamaka Ackama rosifolia

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:55 AM NZDT

Description

Flowering

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Square

What

Pukio Carex secta

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:55 AM NZDT

Description

Flowering

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Square

Observer

codfish

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

Orange pored fungus on log of unknown species in open area fallen in mudflats after being chainsawed (slightly elevated but tide could splash about this log and exposed to salt water).

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Observer

codfish

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

Same species as observation 422107 on 27 Sept and found growing on same bank but younger specimen. Fuchsia-purple coloured cap with grey to olive fine fibrillose covering over the fuchsia colour with thick distant yellow gills with slight green tones. Cap 2.5 cm diam. x 4 cm height. Stipe 4-5 mm. Bottom half of stipe bright orange and top half pale pinky-salmon. Not viscid but very windy drying conditions. Spores about 7-8 x 5-5.5 u. On bank trackside in coastal broadleaf forest. At bottom of steep hill with bush above younger regrowth with planted teatree at the top near the lookout.

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What

Garden orbweb spider Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

lek

Date

October 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

She stayed motionless the whole time, blending in with the surrounding brick wall.

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Observer

codfish

Date

October 1, 2014

Description

Pleurotus with a velvety to floccose brown cap surface and creamy-light yellowy gills. Largest fruiting body had a width of 4.3 cm and height 2.8 cm. Margin inrolled and appears to have a short broad stipe. Spores about 9-10 x 4.5 u. Clamp connections numerous. Cystidia with projections. On very soggy, rotting piece of branch on ground in remnant coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 24, 2014

Description

Pored fungus which is "effused-reflexed" forming brackets but with the pore surface extending further onto the wood below and fusing together with the pored surface from other brackets. Top of the bracket is velvety brown with a zoned appearance. The pore surface is rosy-purple and bruises darker very easily. About 6-7 pores per mm. The spores appear to be white on a slide (but unable to get a sporeprint) and about 4.5 x 2.5-3 u. When the bracket is cut the pore layer is dark brown. In groups on large fallen log (tree trunk) in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest. If it is white spored it may be Fomitopsis.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 27, 2014

Description

Medium sized waxgill with a fuchsia-purple coloured dry cap with an upturned margin and splitting at the margin. Single fruiting body 3 cm diam. x 4 cm height. Gills thick and distant with a purple-yellow colour. Stipe is orange with pink tones 5-6 mm, slightly broader at base. Cap cells appear to be a cutis of parallel hyphae. Spores about 8 x 5-5.5 u and basidia quite long >50 u x 9 u. On bank soil in remnant coastal broadleaf forest. Possibly Hygrocybe fuscoaurantiaca although not viscid.

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 10:11 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 11:54 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 11:34 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 11:14 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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What

Green and golden bell frog Litoria aurea

Observer

mortlake

Date

September 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Red Admiral Vanessa gonerilla

Observer

mbnzt

Date

September 12, 2014 11:00 AM NZST

Description

Our garden is Right next to the Mangemangeroa Reserve.

Condition: new
Number: 1 to 10
Trees / foliage: bright yellow daisy ground cover
Weather: sunshine
Site: Home garden

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What

Tetragonia tetragonoides Tetragonia tetragonioides

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:50 PM NZST

Description

Tetragonia tetragonoides (kokihi, New Zealand spinach). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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What

Prostrate Kowhai Sophora prostrata

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:39 PM NZST

Description

Sophora prostrata (prostrate kowhai). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:34 PM NZST

Description

Sophora (kowhai). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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What

New Zealand Sow Thistle Sonchus kirkii

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:48 PM NZST

Description

Sonchus kirkii (shore puha, New Zealand sow thistle). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 20020784. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:31 PM NZST

Description

Pittosporum umbellatum (haekaro). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:44 PM NZST

Description

Pittosporum fairchildii (Fairchild's kohuhu). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 19960007. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:25 PM NZST

Description

Pittosporum anomalum. Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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What

Glory-Pea Clianthus puniceus

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:36 PM NZST

Description

Clianthus puniceus (kakabeak). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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What

Sweet Autumn Clematis Clematis paniculata

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 12, 2014 10:22 AM NZST

Description

Clematis paniculata (white clematis, puawananga). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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What

Sweet Autumn Clematis Clematis paniculata

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:29 PM NZST

Description

Clematis paniculata (white clematis, puawananga). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson