Clusters of jelly fungus on wood with yellowish tapering fruit bodies. Fruit bodies look like a club fungus but are a jelly fungus. In large numbers on fallen branches in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Polypore with a zoned cap in tones of red-brown and tan with a beige pored surface. Cap velvety, 3 cm diam. x 2.5 cm height (excluding stipe), with a slightly wavy inrolled margin. About 7 pores per mm. Distinct stipe, concolorous with cap, 6 mm high x 5 mm diam. On fallen wood in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Entoloma with a convex cap and distinct umbo. Cap dark grey covered by fibres which can split exposing cream surface of cap. Size of fruit bodies photographed 1.5-2 cm diam. x 3-4 cm height but larger fruit bodies were sighted (3 cm diam.). Gills attached, grey-cream-pink with a dark edge. Stipe grey, smooth, lighter at base, 2-2.5 mm diam. Growing on very rotten crumbling wood at base of stump in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Polypore with a very dark black-brown upper surface and a light brown pored surface. Up to 8 cm diam. x 7 cm height (excluding stipe). Stipe dark brown, velvety, 2.5-3 cm height x 6-7 mm diam. Attached by a basal pad to wood substrate. Pores about 5 per mm. Pore surface doesn't really change colour when it is bruised. Stipe attachment lateral on some fruit bodies and more central on others. On fallen branch in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
6 banded kokopu and 1 Crans bully
Planted. Specimens are said to have come from Aorangi Island, Poor Knights Islands group via the late Katie Reynolds (nee Pickmere) who gave plants from her garden to Graeme Platt. A distinct entity worthy of some level of taxonomic segregation from P. cornifolium s.s., differing by its much greater stature (it can grow up to 3 m tall in the wild), larger, broader, uniformly green, very glossy leaves, and yellow flowers which lack any dark red - maroon striping. There are also other differences. This entity, if formally described would be one of the few vascular plants endemic to the Poor Knights Islands
Numerous seedlings seen growing in and around flowering, fruiting and seeding adult shrub. Images include seedlings, and flowers and spent fruits of parent plant. Voucher lodged in AK
One plant growing on margin of wetland within ecotone between rough pasture with rushes (Juncus effusus, J. edgariae) and a Persicaria dominated floating sud (see de Lange et al. 2014). Leaves broad with well marked cross-veinlets. Spikelets large, broad and pendent. Voucher lodged in AK.
de Lange, P.J.; Gardner, R.O.; de Lange, T.J. 2014: The vegetation and flora of ‘Matukureia Swamp’, Puhinui, South Auckland – with notes on Ranunculus macropus. Auckland Botanical Society Journal 61: 64-74
- Iridaceae family
- Flowers early autumn for us
- Up to 4ft tall
- Often called the Parrot Gladiolus
- Begoniaceae family
- Rhizomatous perennial
- 0.5m wide by 0.5m tall
- Green foliage with a lovely brown tinge unto 15cm in length, glossy
- Rubiaceae family
- Native to South Africa and commonly called the 'Natal Flame Bush'
- Sprays of tubular, red flowers about 2.5cm long in late summer/autumn
- Leaves: simple and oppositely arranged, unto 13cm long by 5cm broad
- Grows up to 13m tall
- Suited to coastal areas
Three separate observations of a "white" Pluteus. Cap size typically about 3 cm x 3 cm height but can be up to 6 cm diam. Cap convex, velvety, colour a very light cream-pink typically only with a hint of tan but occasionally tan squamules over centre. Gills cream turning pink, concolourous. Stipe, cream-tan, 3-4 mm diam. (up to 7 mm). On small fallen branches in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Group of four Pluteus on a fallen branch. Large velutinous Pluteus. Cap size 5-6 cm diam. x 5-5.5 cm height. Cap with yellow tones and dark squamules radiating outwards, flat in these mature specimens with a raised centre. Cap margin extends beyond the gills. Gills are concolorous. Stipe is light tan, pruinose and longitudinally ridged with a slightly bulbous base, 4.5-5 mm diam. and 9-10 mm diam. at base. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Two small agarics on a fallen log with a dark black-brown velvety cap with a strongly inrolled margin and olive coloured gills with cystidia visible on gill edge with the naked eye. Cap size 0.8-1.5 cm x 2.5 cm height. Stipe light tan colour, velvety, attached off-centre increasing in size towards the base from 2.5 mm to 5 mm diam. Sporeprint colour red-brown. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Small Mycena-like with an orange cap. Cap small, up to 9 mm x 2.5 cm height, shaped like a sunhat with a slight incurved margin. Gills cream, attached, maybe slightly decurrent. Stipe cream, 1-1.5 mm diam. On a small twig amongst litter on forest floor in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Brown Mycena with a uniform light brown cap with a distinct dark papilla in centre. Gills white-cream, attached at top. Stipe cream with tiny dark fibres, 1-2.5 mm. On fallen rotting wood in remant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
A second grouping seen on another log which looks like the same species although it had a less distinct papilla. Images loaded for this as observation 2.
Large yellow viscid Hygrocybe, cap up to 3.5 cm diam. x 8 cm height. Juvenile fruit body, orange-yellow, and bell shaped. Older fruit bodies, lemon yellow and flat, splitting at margin. Gills thick, distant, yellow, attached at top only. Stipe 7-8 mm. In groups amongst litter on forest floor, remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Small grey disc like fungus with a tapering stipe, up to 6 mm diam. x 6 mm height. Smooth grey disc surface and lightly fibrous outer surface. On fallen dead wood on ground. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.