Photos / Sounds

What

Hen and Chickens Fern Asplenium gracillimum

Observer

jack4

Date

January 5, 2019 11:26 AM +13

Description

A rather small one I was thinking A. hookerianum at first but seems to fit this better.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jack4

Date

January 5, 2019 12:07 PM +13

Description

On edge of wetland area.

Photos / Sounds

What

Divided Sedge Carex divisa

Observer

jack4

Date

January 5, 2019 04:04 PM +13

Description

Tall sedge, common along lake edges with raupo.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jack4

Date

January 5, 2019 04:50 PM NZDT

Description

Plants shown to me by Maureen Young. Locally common associated generally with Beilschmiedia tarairi, Beilschmiedia tawaroa (tawa), Dysoxylum spectabile and Rhopalostylis sapida. Photo shows one of the few open flowers among hundreds. NZNO suggest they are self pollinated but I imagine insects also play a role. As with many orchids appears rather variable from plant to plant at its different stages. This particular specimen was one of the smaller plants noted. I am still contemplating the petals, sepals, labellum etc. Also see http://bts.nzpcn.org.nz/bts_pdf/ABJ63%281%292008-27-32-Danhatch.pdf