We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button


Author Topic: NZ field trips February 2007  (Read 14346 times)

David Lyttle

  • Mountain Goat
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 930
  • Country: 00
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2007, 09:58:14 AM »
Hi Dave,

Good that you were able to get out - I presume it was Mt Bee you went back to. I think you are looking at Raoulia buchananii in different shades of green. Raoulia eximia is not meant to occur further south than North Otago, the Hawkduns and Ida Range being the southern limit. Love your pictures of Celmisia philocremna.
David Lyttle
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, South Island ,
New Zealand.

hadacekf

  • Alpine Meadow Specialist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 954
  • Country: at
    • Franz Hadacek's Alpines And Bulbs
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2007, 10:31:25 AM »
Hi Dave,
Beautiful pictures of a very beautiful plants. Love your picture of  Leucogenes grandiceps. Thanks
Franz Hadacek  Vienna  Austria

Franz Hadacek's Alpines And Bulbs
http://www.franz-alpines.org

Luc Gilgemyn

  • VRV President & Channel Hopper
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5469
  • Country: be
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2007, 11:01:21 AM »
Great show Dave !
Thanks a lot !!! 
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

Gunnebert

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2007, 01:36:36 PM »
Hello David.
Thanks for a wonderful trip with beautiful views and informative plantphotos.
Some Celmisias and Hebe can grow up here but seldom survive our wet-cold winters.
Gunne-Bert   Bromma - 25C

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 12926
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2007, 07:21:38 PM »
Dave, marvellous photographs, I really enjoyed them. It's like hiking without the effort ;D
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

Paddy Tobin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4470
  • Country: 00
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2007, 08:43:16 PM »
Jeepers, Dave,

I'm exhausted just from looking at those mountains.

A fabulous show entirely. It's just brilliant to be able to see all these plants and the habitats in which they grow.

Many thanks, Paddy
Paddy Tobin, Waterford, Ireland

https://anirishgardener.wordpress.com/

Lesley Cox

  • way down south !
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16286
  • Country: nz
  • Gardening forever, house work.....whenever!
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2007, 09:32:11 PM »
I love the sign Maggi. I haven't seen it myself but would suggest that someone was "taking the Michael" as those poor Australian cricket commentators said yesterday as yet another 6 was hit off Glenn McGrath. Oh dear, 4 straight one-day losses in a row and loss of their top world ranking. Poor Australians! (I do love that wonderful German word!)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2007, 09:34:03 PM by Lesley Cox »
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

Joakim B

  • Euro Star
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1204
  • Country: 00
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2007, 09:44:15 PM »
Lesley we in Sweden have the same word but then it is called skade glädje.
It means missery happines and implies someone else´s missery offcourse.
So up north a lot of peoples have that in the vocabulary.  8)
Joakim
Potting in Lund in Southern Sweden and Coimbra in the middle of Portugal as well as a hill side in central Hungary

David Lyttle

  • Mountain Goat
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 930
  • Country: 00
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2007, 09:14:49 AM »
Today John Fitzgerald and I made a quick trip to the Ida Range inland and north of Dunedin. We reached the crest of the range but did not continue to the highest point We spent some time botanising on some rocky outcrops there. There was a strong northwest wind blowing which made conditions a bit unpleasant but otherwise we had a very succesful day finding the incomparable Raoulia petriensis and a couple of undescribed plants.

The first picture is a view from the crest of the Range looking down the Kyeburn more or less in the direction of the access road. Beyond is the farmland of the upper Strath Taieri.

The second picture is looking across the Kyeburn towards the Kakanui Range. The Kakanui Range is 1600 metres at its highest point. The Ida Range is about the same height.

The third picture is looking down Blue Duck Creek across to the St Mary Range to the north.
This is one of the locations where Ranunculus acraeus is found. The area between the Ida Range, Hawdun Range and St Mary Range is a huge dissected plateau draining north to the Waitaki River. It is completely unihabited. The Kyeburne drains south to the Taieri River which ultimately reaches the coast south of Dunedin.

The fourth picture is of Raoulia petriensis. This is a rare plant and is growing here on wind eroded scree on a ridge crest.

The fifth picture is of a Wahlenbergia which I believe is not described. It grows on scree and is more robust and fleshier than Wahlenbergia albomarginata which is the common grassland species and also common in the area. It was a hit and miss affair getting a photo of this paricular specimen as the flowers were getting blown around in the wind. Our vehicle was rocking in the wind gusts at the time.
David Lyttle
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, South Island ,
New Zealand.

galanthophile

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
    • Webshots album
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2007, 12:42:37 PM »
Fantastic photos - what a trip! What a glorious country!
Gal-Ann-thophile! from Newcastle in North East England

David Lyttle

  • Mountain Goat
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 930
  • Country: 00
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2007, 10:48:51 AM »
More pictures,

Lunch at Blue Duck Creek hut. This hut has most certainly seen better days. It would have been used to accomodate musterers.  Sheep are grazed on this high country over the summer and are brought back down before the winter snow arrives.

The second picture is of Aciphylla aurea growing amongst snow tussock (Chionochloa)

The third picture is of Raoulia subsericea growing in tussock grassland. This species is resistant to grazing and is very common at low to mid altitudes.

Back on the rock outcrops we found Raoulia eximia growing as magnificent flowing cushion. The closeup shows the details of the flowers and foliage. This species is at its southern limit here.

Helichrysum intermedium - the plant was blowing about in the wind while I was taking the photo and I was not too steady myself. The photo is a little blurred but not too bad. This species characteristically grows on rock outcrops and can be white flowered as in this specimen or yellow flowered.

Leucogenes grandiceps the South Island edelweiss - always attractive in flower.

Lobelia roughii growing on scree. This plant is well comouflaged and we were fortunate to find it.

Another scenic shot looking across to the Mt Buster gold workings. The diggings are the conspicuous white areas in the middle distance. Gold was recovered from the quartz gravels by sluicing. The area is still used for grazing sheep.

Final picture is of the Mt Buster gold workings

David Lyttle
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, South Island ,
New Zealand.

hadacekf

  • Alpine Meadow Specialist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 954
  • Country: at
    • Franz Hadacek's Alpines And Bulbs
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2007, 12:25:51 PM »
David, not only that South Island edelweiss is always attractive – your all pictures are always attractive!
Franz Hadacek  Vienna  Austria

Franz Hadacek's Alpines And Bulbs
http://www.franz-alpines.org

Luc Gilgemyn

  • VRV President & Channel Hopper
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5469
  • Country: be
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2007, 12:53:15 PM »
David, you're really making all of our mouths water - if sealevels rise even more than predicted, don't blame global warming .... ;D

Great show again, thanks a million !
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 12926
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2007, 06:47:54 PM »
Great pictures David, thank you.
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

Lesley Cox

  • way down south !
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16286
  • Country: nz
  • Gardening forever, house work.....whenever!
Re: NZ field trips February 2007
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2007, 07:42:48 PM »
He's a great photographer, isn't he?
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

 

In Association with Amazon.co.uk


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942