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Swamp Sun Orchid Thelymitra cyanea

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mattward

Date

January 27, 2018 03:23 PM NZDT

Description

This specimen was the last one in flower and quite distorted in shape. Very late flowering from what I have normally seen.

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Black Orchid Gastrodia cunninghamii

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mattward

Date

January 27, 2018 05:12 PM NZDT

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mattward

Date

January 27, 2018 03:44 PM NZDT

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Leek Orchid Prasophyllum colensoi

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mattward

Date

January 27, 2018 03:45 PM NZDT

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Odd Leaved Orchid Aporostylis bifolia

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mattward

Date

January 27, 2018 01:50 PM NZDT

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Horizontal Orchid Waireia stenopetala

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mattward

Date

January 27, 2018 01:21 PM NZDT

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mattward

Date

January 27, 2018 10:21 AM NZDT

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Black Orchid Gastrodia cunninghamii

Observer

mattward

Date

January 25, 2018 04:24 PM NZDT

Description

I managed to spot a specimen in flower in the same general area last season. This time I found a total of 11 specimens along side the track, all of which had well finished flowering.

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mattward

Date

January 25, 2018 04:36 PM NZDT

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Easter Orchid Earina autumnalis

Observer

mattward

Date

January 25, 2018 03:12 PM NZDT

Description

This specimen growing on a rocky bank. I'm pretty sure this is the earliest i have ever seen this species in flower.

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mattward

Date

January 25, 2018 03:02 PM NZDT

Description

I am unsure whether this is E. mucronata, or E. aestivalis, due to the unusually late flowering for this season, in this area.

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Dwarf mistletoe Korthalsella lindsayi

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mattward

Date

January 17, 2018 02:40 PM NZDT

Description

Unfortunately many of the specimens in this site had died due to the drought we are suffering. Growing on Melicope simplex.

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mattward

Date

January 18, 2018 06:29 PM NZDT

Description

These specimens also looked to be suffering from drought.

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Easter Orchid Earina autumnalis

Observer

mattward

Date

January 18, 2018 02:37 PM NZDT

Description

These specimens showed flower buds already, which I also found a few days later. Interestingly and sadly I have noted lots of epiphytic orchids perishing on tree trunks in the western lower North Island due to the drought conditions we are/have been suffering.

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Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

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mattward

Date

January 18, 2018 02:41 PM NZDT

Description

A few specimens present. I think that for this site the only species they could be is P banksii.

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Black Orchid Gastrodia cunninghamii

Observer

mattward

Date

January 19, 2018 03:08 PM NZDT

Description

Only one specimen found in area I have seen 100's at in the past...a seasonal thing?

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mattward

Date

January 23, 2018 04:56 PM NZDT

Description

Another new colony growing below Tawa.

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Easter Orchid Earina autumnalis

Observer

mattward

Date

January 24, 2018 02:33 PM NZDT

Description

I was surprised to see this species budding already.

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Narrow-leaved lacebark Hoheria angustifolia

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mattward

Date

January 24, 2018 01:52 PM NZDT

Description

I am not 100% that this is in fact H. angustifolia as the leaves are possibly too long. They up to 95mm long including the petiole. I wonder whether this may a hybrid between H. sexstylosa X H. angustifolia, like the entity known as H. 'Tararua'. I would love some feedback please. This was one of 5 specimens approximately 5 metres high, growing on the bank to a tributary to the Ohau River. @pjd1

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Black Orchid Gastrodia cunninghamii

Observer

mattward

Date

January 12, 2018 04:09 PM NZDT

Description

One colony noted of several plants. Near stream on low bank.

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mattward

Date

January 12, 2018 03:43 PM NZDT

Description

A quite interesting new area of plants not noted before. Growing near Tawa.

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Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

mattward

Date

January 12, 2018 02:40 PM NZDT

Description

Have seen these flowering in years gone by.

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mattward

Date

January 12, 2018 02:24 PM NZDT

Description

Several specimens growing on Tawa.

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mattward

Date

December 28, 2017 05:48 PM NZDT

Description

There were many specimens flowering at the time of visit to this site. A late flowering variation possibly...

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Observer

mattward

Date

December 28, 2017 05:39 PM NZDT

Description

Most of these specimens had gone to fruit.

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Green Bird Orchid Chiloglottis cornuta

Observer

mattward

Date

December 28, 2017 05:57 PM NZDT

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Spider orchids Genus Corybas

Observer

mattward

Date

December 28, 2017 05:40 PM NZDT

Description

I found some C. confusus specimens in flower near this site last season. The leaf is distinctive in this species, but I do not think they are C. confusus.

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Observer

mattward

Date

November 13, 2017 03:26 PM NZDT

Description

Old Coach Road Walk. These plants were growing in the mowed grassy area adjacent to the car park. I am doing my best guess here as I don't think i have ever met this species before...any suggestions would be gladly appreciated. Leaves were glab, which troubled me when making an ID.

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mattward

Date

December 15, 2017 04:40 PM NZDT

Description

The only specimen noted at this site.

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What

Tutukiwi Pterostylis banksii

Observer

mattward

Date

December 15, 2017 04:08 PM NZDT

Description

This small colony displayed very long dorsal and lateral sepals. No usual orange colouring present anywhere on the plants, almost an albino variation.

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