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Attribution By Peter de Lange
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What

Black Tree Fern Cyathea medullaris

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 5, 2017 05:11 PM NZDT

Description

Regenerating. In the early 1990s a mysterious 'disease' (meaning never completely resolved) struck mamaku (Cyathea medullaris) around Auckland / Northland killing in some areas 100% of the 'adults' (i.e mature trunked specimens). Parts of Piha were severely afflicted - these images show the regeneration of this species (often under the still standing dead trunks of the ones killed in the early 1990s).

Site is located at 168 m a.s.l.

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