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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...)

Photos / Sounds

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

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What

Flame fungus Clavaria sulcata

Observer

codfish

Date

September 21, 2014

Description

Apricot-orange Clavaria, broad at top (5-12 mm) with a narrower base. Single clubs, 6.5-8 cm height. Spores globose, about 5-6 u with a distinctive projection. Basidia long and thin, 4-spored. Identification based on photos in NZFungi, Forest Fungi of New Zealand and Kaimai Bush websites. On soil under taraire in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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No photos or sounds

What

Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

julied

Date

September 17, 2014

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 6, 2014

Description

Tan brown fan shaped fruiting bodies with scalloped edge when older and creamy towards the rim which is inrolled when young. Furry white hairs over the centre and no stipe. Spores 7-8 x 4 u with very plentiful cystidia. On fallen branch in remnant coastal broadleaf forest. Spore size matches H. podocarpinea. Interesting web completely covering smaller fruiting body and remnant of web seen at base of larger fruiting body. Either spiders or insects which have used these Hohenbuehelia fruiting bodies as a substrate for their webs.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 3, 2014

Description

Medium sized leathery polypore with a distinct stipe at base of a half-dead broadleaf tree. Cap dark purplish brown (velvety) with a dark brown velvety stipe (even more so than the cap). Cap is 6-8.5 cm diam. x 7 cm height, frilly towards rim and is funnel shaped near stipe attachment. Thickness varies from 1mm at rim, 3mm in centre and 7mm close to stipe. Stipe = 2.5 cm length and is 7-8 mm thick. Pored surface is beige with 5-6 pores/mm. Pored surface discolors darker when lightly bruised. Spores oval about 7.5 x 3.5 u. Close to Polyporus melanopus.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 6, 2014

Description

Small tan fruiting bodies with dark centre and a little umbo. Cap fibrous, 8-9 mm diam. x 13 mm height with cream gills. Stipe thin (less than 0.5 mm) with spiny raised scales. Cap cuticle with long unbranched hyphae. Cystidia with multi-pronged tips seen. Spores about 8.5-9 x 8 u. On fallen twig on ground, remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Square

Observer

codfish

Date

August 9, 2014

Description

Small Pluteus, 1 cm diam. x 2 cm height. Dark brown hemispherical cap with cream gills. Stipe cream with fibres on bottom half of stipe, 2 mm diam. Cheilocystidia, pleurocystidia and caulocystidia all abundant and match description for Pluteus observed 13 Sept. On fallen rotten end of branch, remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

Distinctive small Pluteus with a hemispherical cap incurved at margin. Dark brown velvety cap with white-cream gills (later turning pink). Two fruiting bodies, 1 cm diam. x 2 cm height and 1.7 cm diam. x 5 cm height were seen. Stipe white with greyish base and white fibres. Gill face, gill edge and stipe cystidia plentiful. Cap cells variable size with cylindrical cells with brown pigment. Spores about 6-6.5 x 5 u. On fallen branch, remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.

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Observer

codfish

Date

September 13, 2014

Description

Three fruiting bodies of a viscid green-purple waxgill. The largest 2 cm diam. x 2 cm height. Cap was greener in the field to the eye but when photographed the camera only picked up the pink-yellow colors. Gills green-yellow and adnate. Stipe greeny at top and yellow-orange at bottom, 3 mm diam. Cap cells typical thin cylindrical branching cells for Gliophorus. No cystidia. Spores size varies but most about 8.5 x 5 u. On bank soil in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest. Closest match to a New Zealand species is Gliophorus viridis (Hygrocybe stevensoniae). Original Stevenson description for G. viridis says all specimens become flesh coloured when dried. The whole fruiting body of this species turns orangy as it sits and starts to dry out.