Two massive plants by Avon River. Probably planted there some time ago from their size. I put this one in because G. manicata is sometimes labelled as a pest plant alongside its cousin G. tinctoria. Nothing has ever turned up along the Avon River in the vicinity from these plantings.
Photo courtesy of Jack Hobbs.
On side of road amongst spider orchids
redish,with small leaves.
I've noted Chilean Rhubarb increasingly on waste ground around Hokitika, especially along waterways. I advise people to remove it from their gardens.
The Gunnerales are an order of flowering plants. In the APG III system (2009) it contains two genera: Gunnera (in family Gunneraceae) and Myrothamnus (in family Myrothamnaceae). In the Cronquist system (1981), the Gunneraceae were in the Haloragales and Myrothamnaceae in the Hamamelidales. DNA analysis was definitive, but the grouping of both families was a surprise, given their very dissimilar morphologies. In Cronquist's old system (1981, 1988), and Takhtajan's (1997), the Gunneraceae were in the Rosidae,...