Fan shaped fruit bodies on fallen branches. Young fruit bodies creamy white, older fruit bodies with yellow-tan coloured caps, fibrous particularly in centre. Up to 5.5 cm diam. x 4 cm height. Gills rusty brown, close. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Dark black-brown leathery polypore. Up to 6 cm across and 3 cm height. Upper surface velvety, zoned. Lower surface light coloured but more beige than cream, pores tiny (6-7 pores/mm), with a somewhat uneven pored surface, bruising light orange-tan. Bracket with a wavy edge and thin, only 4.5 mm at thickest part. Spores globose. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
This is the last remaining (original?) Kauri in Totara Park. Note the built board walk to help prevent the spread of dieback to this tree. There are other trees that have been planted by the South Auckland branch of Forest and Bird Society and members of the Friends of Totara Park
Monarch butterfly caterpillar
-Native to South Africa
- Clump of fine, green, grassy stems up to 1.5m tall and wide
- Occur naturally in damp ground, but perform better if provided with a well-drained soil
- Do not always withstand division but can be propagated from seed
- Amaranthaceae family
- Native to Peru, Africa and India
- Drooping purple tassels up to 30cm long in late summer/autumn
- Often harvested for its grains
- Ivory curl tree
- Protaeceae family
- Originates from Queensland Australia
- Creamy flowers in autumn followed by woody fruits
- Frequently utilised as a street tree in Australia
- Fast growing
In our meadow trial - a mix of exotic herbs and flowering grasses.
- Malpighiaceae family
- Originates from South Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina
- Red winged fruits in late summer
- Small yellow flowers
- Relatively cold hardy
- Michaelmas daisy
- Autumn flowering, bearing masses of small white daisies for weeks on end
- Good cut flower
- Native to North America and northern Mexico
Leathery polypore with a red-brown cap surface and cream pored undersurface, 8 cm diam. x 7 cm height. Cap surface "smooth" but like very fine sandpaper. Microscopically the cap terminal cells are distinctive. Stipe not clearly differentiated, short with some red-brown colour, attached to the wood substrate by expanded basal pad. On small fallen branch in remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.
Large bolete, dark black-brown cap with a khaki pore surface and khaki stipe, 16 cm diam. x 12 cm height. Stipe velvety, bulbous, 4.5 cm at top and 7 cm at base. Cut surface pale pink, a small amount of blueing seen on side of stipe. Spore print light yellowy-olive brown. Pore surface darker than tubes when looked at under low power magnification. Regenerating bush with some teatree, fruit body located about 8 m from an older teatree (kanuka) tree.
Large single fruit body on log, dark red-brown cap with veil remnants around cap margin, 8 cm diam. x 5.5 cm height. Gills brown, attached. Top of stipe with 'ridges', also seen on ring. Spore print light brown. Remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest.