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What

Oyster Mushroom Genus Pleurotus

Observer

codfish

Date

March 7, 2015

Description

Large Pleurotus, (12.5 cm diam.) with a light creamy tan cap with cream decurrent gills on small fallen branch. Stipe very short and off-centre but not completely lateral. Spores about 10-11.5 x 4 u. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

March 14, 2015

Description

Large pleurotoid (13.5 cm diam. x 12 cm height) with a dark brown cap, paler at edges and with a "furry centre" as it ages. Gills yellow-cream on fallen log. Stipe short and fat, about 24 mm diam. x 6 mm height. Spores about 12-14 x 4.0-4.5 u. Photographed on 12 March and again two days later on 14 March. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

anmar2015

Date

March 22, 2015

Description

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What

Rotifer Phylum Rotifera

Observer

anmar2015

Date

March 22, 2015

Description

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No photos or sounds

What

Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen

Observer

aglen

Date

March 21, 2015 04:00 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

aglen

Date

March 21, 2015 03:59 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Observer

aglen

Date

March 21, 2015 03:48 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

New Zealand Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa

Observer

aglen

Date

March 21, 2015 03:48 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

Observer

aglen

Date

March 21, 2015 03:48 PM NZDT

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Observer

codfish

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

Very small dark pleurotoid fruiting bodies in large group on elevated fallen dead branch. Cap size up to 1 cm diam. with shaggy area at base. Gills dark grey. Rhomboidal crystals seen in cap tissue. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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No photos or sounds

What

Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

aglen

Date

March 15, 2015 03:39 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

aglen

Date

March 15, 2015 03:37 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

aglen

Date

March 15, 2015 03:38 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis

Observer

aglen

Date

March 15, 2015 03:37 PM NZDT

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Square

Date

March 13, 2015 03:08 PM NZDT

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Square

What

Common Paper Wasp Polistes humilis

Date

March 13, 2015 02:30 PM NZDT

Description

Nest on a flax leaf.

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Square

What

Bafo-de-boi Ranunculus cortusifolius

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

January 31, 2012 09:14 PM NZDT

Description

Ranunculus cortusifolius, the giant buttercup or Canary buttercup, has bright yellow flowers and is one of the largest and most impressive buttercup species. Photo courtesy Jack Hobbs.

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Observer

codfish

Date

March 9, 2015

Description

Tiny yellow fruit bodies on fallen rotting log. Spores with projections about 6-7 micron.

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Observer

codfish

Date

March 9, 2015

Description

Tiny pink sporangium on a slender stem growing on rotting fallen log. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest. Spores about 6-7 micron.

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Observer

luke_mayall

Date

March 6, 2015

Description

- Common name: silver carpet

- Asteraceae family

- Hardy ground cover often used in rockeries and coastal gardens

- Possible lawn substitute?

- Easy to propagate by tip cuttings or division

- Pale, felt-like leaf undersides

- Approximately 50mm high

- Daisy-like yellow flower (year round but peak spring - summer)

- Endemic to southern Overberg area of South Africa

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Observer

luke_mayall

Date

March 6, 2015

Description

- South American perennial

- Square, straight stems

- Sparsely foliaged

- Lance shaped and serrated leaves

- Small purple flowers in flat clusters

- Self sow readily

(Bateman, 2013 - Flora)

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Observer

luke_mayall

Date

March 6, 2015

Description

- Amaryllidaceae family

- Bloody lily, paint brush lily, pin cushion flower are a few of the common names

- Flowers late summer for approximately 3 weeks. Scarlet red bracts with dozens of golden anthers

- Flowers appear first followed by (generally 2) large leaves up to 50cm long

- Sun or part shade (part shade often produces the biggest leaves)

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What

Scadoxus multiflorus subsp. katherinae Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae

Observer

luke_mayall

Date

March 6, 2015

Description

- Amaryllidaceae family

- Perennial from southern Africa

- Large Bulb

- Salmon-red flowers, large rounded heads of star-shaped florets, narrow petals, whiskery stamens

- Flowers summer

- Wavy, undulating leaves

Full sun or part shade

(Bateman, 2013 - Flora

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What

White Rain-lily Zephyranthes candida

Observer

luke_mayall

Date

March 6, 2015

Description

- Originates from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile

- Fine, grassy foliage with 6 - petalled white flowers - slightly resembling that of an open crocus

- More damp & cold tolerant than most Zephyranthes

- Propagate by dividing established clumps

- Good drainage is vital to prevent bulbs rotting

- Full sun or light shade

(Bateman, 2013 - Flora)

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Observer

codfish

Date

February 25, 2015

Description

Medium to large fungi with rusty-orange coloured cap up to 10 cm diam. Growing in groups on large logs in several locations. Cap distinctly striate at margin, smooth under damp conditions and dry in centre when conditions dry. Gills somewhat distant, attached with a slight decurrent tooth. Stipe dry suede-like with no apparent ring. White spored. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

February 4, 2015

Description

Group of cream-beige pleurotoid fruiting bodies with cream gills on a small fallen branch. Largest 80 mm diam. x 65 mm height. Fan shaped with edge becoming scalloped as they mature. Attached laterally to the wood. Spores about 9-9.5 x 4-4.5 u. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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What

Oyster Mushroom Genus Pleurotus

Observer

codfish

Date

February 23, 2015

Description

Very large specimen, 270 mm diam., brown cap with creamy edges and cream, decurrent gills on fallen log. Distinct stipe almost central. Stipe short and fat, up to 40 mm in length and 20-25 mm diam. with a cream 'spongy' surface. Spores about 12-14 x 4.2-4.5 u. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

December 31, 2012

Description

Photo courtesy Jack Hobbs.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

December 31, 2012

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No photos or sounds

What

Acer japonicum 'Egmont Gold' Acer japonicum

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

December 31, 2012