Posted by: seafarmer | January 2, 2011

Dappled sun through the tree ferns

A true piece of NZ – it couldn’t be anywhere else – the Waipohatu Wilderness
Track today – two waterfalls, some gigantic old rimu, mosses, young
seedlings everywhere. Colin went through like a klipspringer! Must write
those surgeons in Dunedin who did that amazing heart stuff last year.

This is the species list from Brian Rance: 45 ferns alone…

Waipohatu short walk – Plant species list

S Short track
L Long track
R Road/open areas

Ferns
Asplenium bulbiferum hen & chicken fern S
L
Asplenium flaccidum hanging spleenwort S
L
Asplenium terrestre a spleenwort S
Blechnum chambersii a fern S
L
Blechnum colensoi a fern
L
Blechnum discolor crown fern S
L
Blechnum fluviatile a fern S
L
Blechnum membranaceum a fern S
L
Blechnum novae-zelandiae (=B. capense) kiokio S
L
Blechnum procerum hard fern S
L
Ctenopteris heterophylla a fern
S L
Cyathea smithii soft tree fern S
L
Dicksonia fibrosa fibrous treefern
S
Dicksonia squarrosa hard treefern S
L
Grammitis billardierii a fern S
L
Histeopteris incisa water fern S
L R
Hymenophyllum bivalve a filmy fern S
Hymenophyllum demissum a filmy fern S
L
Hymenophyllum dilatatum a filmy fern S
L
Hymenophyllum ferrugineum a filmy fern S
L
Hymenophyllum flabellatum a filmy fern S
L
Hymenophyllum multifidum a filmy fern S
L
Hymenophyllum rarum a filmy fern S
L
Hymenophyllum revolutum a filmy fern S L
Hymenophyllum sanguinolentum a filmy fern S
L
Hymenophyllum scabrum a filmy fern S
L
Hypolepis distans? a fern S
L
Leptolepia novae-zelandiae a fern S
Leptopteris hymenophylloides crape fern S
L
Leptopteris superba Prince of Wales fern S
L
Lycopodium scariosum a clubmoss S
Lycopodium varium a clubmoss
L
Lycopodium volubile a clubmoss S
Paesia scaberula pig fern
R
Phymatasorus diversifolius hounds tongue fern
S L
Polystichum vestitum prickly shield fern
S L
Pteridium esculentum bracken
R
Rumohra adiantiformis plastic fern S
L
Tmesipteris elongata? a chain fern S
Tmesipteris tannensis a chain fern S
L
Trichomannes venosum a filmy fern S
L

Podocarps
Dacrydium cupressinum rimu/red pine S
L
Podocarpus hallii halls totara
S
Prumnopitys ferruginea miro S
L
Prumnopitys taxifolia matai/black pine
S

Trees & shrubs
Arisotelia serrata wineberry
S L
Carpodetus serratus marbleleaf S
L
Coprosma aerolata a coprosma S
L
Coprosma colensoi a coprosma S
L
Coprosma foetidismia stinkwood S
L
Coprosma lucida glossy karamu S
L
Coprosma tayloriae (=C. sp. aff. parviflora) a coprosma
S R
Coprosma propinqua mingimingi S
R
Coprosma rhamnoides a coprosma S
L
Coprosma rigida a coprosma S
Coprosma rotundifolia a coprosma S
L
Elaeocarpus hookerianus pokaka S
Fuchsia excorticata tree fuchsia S
L
Gaultheria antipoda false beech S
Griselinia littoralis broadleaf S
L
Hebe salicifolia koromiko
R
Leptospermum scoparium manuka
R
Melicytus lanceolatus narrow-leaved mahoe S
L
Myrsine australis red mapou
S L
Neomrytus pedunculata rohutu S
L
Olearia ilicifolia mountain holly
L
Pennantia corymbosa kaikomako/ducksfoot S
L
Pittosporum eugenoides lemonwood S
L
Pittosporum tenuifolium black mapou S
L
Pseudopanax colensoi three finger S
L
Pseudopanax crassifolius lancewood
S L
Pseudowintera colorata peppertree S
L
Raukaua edgerleyii (= Pseudopanax edgerleyii) a tree S
L
Raukaua simplex (= Pseudopanax simplex) haumukoroa S
L
Schefflera digitata pate/seven finger
S L
*Ulex europaeus gorse
R
Weinmania racemosa kamahi S
L

Climbers & vines
Clematis paniculata white flowered clematis S
L
Metrosideros diffusa climbing rata S
L
Muehlenbeckia australis pouhuehue S
Parsonsia heterophila a native jasmine
S
Rubus australis a lawyer vine S
L
Rubus cissoides a lawyer vine S
L
*Rubus fruticosus blackberry
R

Herbs
Acaena anserinifolia a biddibid S
L
Cardamine debilis agg. a bittercress S
L
Centella uniflora a herb
R
*Cirsium vulgare Scotch thistle
R
Gnaphalium limosum? a herb
R
Gonocarpus micranthus a herb
R
Hydrocotyle heteromera a pennywort S
L
Hydrocotyle novae-zelandiae var. Montana a pennywort
R
Lagenifera petiolata a daisy
R
Nertera depressa a creeping herb
S L
Nertera setulosa a slender herb
R
Nertera villosa a creeping herb S
L
Ranunculus membranifolius a buttercup
R
*Senecio jacobaea ragwort
R
Senecio minimus fireweed
S L
Stellaria parviflora a native chickweed S
L
Viola filicaulis a native violet
S L

Monocots
Grasses
Microlaena avenacea bush rice grass S
L
Rytidosperma gracile a native grass
R

Sedges
Carex dissita a sedge S
Carex flaviformis? a sedge
R
Carex geminata a sedge
R
Carex secta pedicelled sedge
R
Isolepis habra a slender sedge S
Uncinia ferruginea a hook grass S
Uncinia uncinata a hook grass
S L
Uncinia sp. a hook grass S

Orchids
Earina autumnalis Easter orchid
S L
Earina mucronata bamboo orchid
S L
Microtus unifolia onion orchid
R
Pterostylis montana? a hooded orchid S

Other monocots
Astelia fragrans bush lily
S L
Cordyline australis cabbage tree
R
Juncus gregiflorus a native rush
R
Juncus planifolius a native rush
R
*Juncus procerus a giant rush
R
Phormium tenax lowland flax
R
Ripogonum scandens supplejack S
L

Brian Rance 14/7/1998, 10/2/2001, 22/7/2008

The waterfalls are Punehu and Pouriwai – more later.
Barack Obama’s school in Hawaii was Punahou. Close (Maori and Hawaiian)!

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