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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #90 on: February 15, 2009, 08:39:54 PM »
Dave (Toole), there was some sort of seminar or something for rural fire fighters in the south at the weekend. It was featured on the box in last night's news. I could have sworn one of the participants was you, but I suppose not, if you were in the Hectors. I see "they" are talking about naming individual peaks in the Hectors with totally un-necessary names. Why don't they leave them alone? "The Hectors" is quite enough for those who know them.
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #91 on: February 16, 2009, 04:06:15 AM »
Hi everyone, some more shots from the NZAGS weekend. Take note of the Leptinella Dave, 50+ flower heads!
Great weekend, although it ended with an Aciphylla scott-thomsonii attack on the way down from foggy peak!

1. Leptinella atrata
2. Notothlaspi rosulatum
3. Gentiana corymbifera
4. Dolichoglottis scorzoneroides
5. Haastia recurva
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 08:53:08 AM by kiwi »
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #92 on: February 16, 2009, 06:20:49 AM »
A notothlaspi to DIE FOR! 
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #93 on: February 16, 2009, 07:42:27 AM »
You and the Aciphyllas don't seem to get along Doug !.

The Leptinella is a beauty ----Mmm !! ... i didn't see that particular one during the weekend.

Quote --- "Dave (Toole), there was some sort of seminar or something for rural fire fighters in the south at the weekend. It was featured on the box in last night's news. I could have sworn one of the participants was you, but I suppose not, if you were in the Hectors."

Lesley
Nope it wasn't me --could it have been my double i wonder ?. --Alan Newton of Pontepool .Wink.

Cliff
Sorry i should have put a label on my pic.

I know the plant as a variant of G bellidifolia --Unfortunately snow covered most of the basal foliage.
I don't think Gentian corymbifera grows that far south and as David has mentioned that is a far more substantial plant.

Cheers dave.   
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #94 on: February 16, 2009, 11:02:04 AM »
David,
you live in a fascinating country. :o
Should I win in a lottery I would make a world tour and make a stop to visit NZ  ;) ;D

David, fantastic views. Thank you!

Armin, if you need a porter I would like to offer my company!

Gerd

Gerd,
I would invite you to join! You are welcome any time ;) ;D

Armin,
Before heading for the wide world I would recommend we'll visit Oirlich at the end of the month! Seems to be more realizable at the moment! ;D

Gerd
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #95 on: February 16, 2009, 12:37:44 PM »
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Nope it wasn't me --could it have been my double i wonder ?. --Alan Newton of Pontepool .Wink.
It wasn't Alan Newton of PONTELAND, either.... he was down at Caerleon!
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #96 on: February 16, 2009, 06:24:37 PM »
David,
you live in a fascinating country. :o
Should I win in a lottery I would make a world tour and make a stop to visit NZ  ;) ;D

David, fantastic views. Thank you!

Armin, if you need a porter I would like to offer my company!

Gerd

Gerd,
I would invite you to join! You are welcome any time ;) ;D

Armin,
Before heading for the wide world I would recommend we'll visit Oirlich at the end of the month! Seems to be more realizable at the moment! ;D

Gerd

Gerd, o.k. I agree ;D
Best wishes
Armin

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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #97 on: February 16, 2009, 07:21:23 PM »
A notothlaspi to DIE FOR! 

And all that seed!!! :D
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #98 on: February 17, 2009, 07:18:07 AM »
A few more shots to encouarge future tourists!
1. Leucogenes grandiceps
2. Celmisia viscosa
3. Hebe tetrasticha
4. Pratia macrodon
5. Craspedia species
6. Stellaria roughii
7. and 8. Notothlaspi rosulatum
9. Alpine garden inspiration
Doug Logan, Canterbury NZ.

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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #99 on: February 17, 2009, 07:22:23 AM »
Terrific images, Doug ... many thanks for posting.
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #100 on: February 17, 2009, 08:01:05 AM »
No worries, wish I had some Ranunculus shots for you!
A couple more shots,
1. The only penwiper left in flower, the hares must have got to it earlier in the season.
2. Celmisia spectabilis, lyallii and hybrids.
3. Raoulia and hybrid x leucogenes grandiceps.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 08:03:37 AM by kiwi »
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #101 on: February 17, 2009, 08:58:13 AM »
I did not look here for a week or so and see there.
Again so many fascinating pictures.
Thank you all for showing.
Doug, the Pratia macrodon seems one to be a really compact plant, or is
this just because growing in high places??
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #102 on: February 17, 2009, 09:58:51 AM »
Doug,

Can you supply more information about the Raoulia and Leucogenes hybrid. What species is the Raoulia?

Celmisia lyallii frequently hybridises with Celmisia sessiliflora. It is interesting see the  hybrid with spectabilis (illustrated so well)
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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #103 on: February 17, 2009, 08:01:58 PM »
Wow nice pics!
The Raoulia would be mammillaris I guess.
That hybrid is really cool  8)

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Re: NZ Field Trips 2009
« Reply #104 on: February 17, 2009, 08:49:10 PM »
Yes I believe it was Raoulia mammillaris, thank you, I wasn't 100% sure.

As for the Pratia macrodon, it does grow in dense mats up there. The lower basins were covered and the scent was divine. You could smell them from the car park!

The next best aroma was from the Notothlaspi rosulatum which smelt of sweet honey dew.
Doug Logan, Canterbury NZ.

 

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