Large heart shaped leaves
Is a large opening underneath the leaves. Seems to be shelter for animals
lower left plant
Found around the base of an old Puriri tree
Dominant sub-canopy shrub. I think the sign for the reserve said this is because of historical clearances in the bush reserve.
Piperales is a botanical name for an order of flowering plants. It necessarily includes the family Piperaceae but otherwise has been treated variously over time. Well-known plants which may be included in this order include black pepper, kava, lizard's tail, birthwort, and wild ginger.