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NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« on: November 12, 2012, 04:55:02 AM »
We've had a late start to the season after continuous snow dumps and our annual trip into Mt Cook was looking grim due to colliding weather fronts...
The gale force wind and sideways rain made it awkward to stand let alone photograph, but we managed to find a few nice plants. Our main target was to find more hybrids of Ranunculus lyallii.
The 3rd shot is a hybrid from 2 years ago, the next shot the most yellow form we found this weekend.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 06:55:14 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2012, 05:04:21 AM »
A nice Aciphylla aurea.
Some scenery and the new bridge going up on the Hooker.
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 05:07:02 AM »
Mr Toole checking out a nice rock face covered in Parahebe linifolia and Celmisia bellidioides.
Ourisia caespitosa.
The Tasman Glacier, such a fantastic place to chill out.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 05:22:48 AM by kiwi »
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 05:25:51 AM »
A break in the weather had us on the Tasman river bed hunting Myosotis uniflora untill dark.
Steve gives our new American friends a tour through the Raoulia's.
Slim picking's on the M.uniflora but this was my best find.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 05:29:47 AM by kiwi »
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 05:40:35 AM »
One final attempt up the Ball before more torrential rain we discovered some nice specimens of Anisotome haastii, and A pilifera, Myosotis  macrantha, and Brachyglottis haastii.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 05:42:46 AM by kiwi »
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 07:45:51 AM »
Hi Doug,
Wonderful images as always (despite the 'British' weather) ... hybrids with R. insignis, do you think?
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 08:06:06 AM »
Gidday Cliff, we believe it's a cross with R. godleyanus but could possibily even be X R. grahamii which is also within the vicinity. I think you will have to come over and take a look. :)
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 08:31:27 AM »
Thanks Doug,
I didn't expect those particular species to be growing so close together.  I can't wait to see some of these special buttercups for myself ... perhaps I could be carried in?  LOL.
Kind regards to all our friends in NZ,
Cliff and Sue
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2012, 05:56:56 PM »
As a founding member of S.P.A.T, I can assure you we will do our best to accommodate your requirements! ;)
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 06:40:54 PM »
Nice picture kiwi !  ;D :D ;)

I hope you could share other photo of plant of you area with you because in my area the winter coming soon and no flowers !


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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2012, 06:56:57 PM »
I think all of us in the northern hemisphere can agree with your words, Botanica - as our weather moves towards winter, the summer of the south is very appealing!

Mind you, as Cliff said, some of your photos look pretty cool and damp..... ::) - warmer days to come, I hope!
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 03:04:54 PM »
Hello Doug thanks for cheering us up from a miserable wet foggy day in Kirrieluir Scotland, cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012, 10:00:07 AM »
Doug - very interested to see the pictures of anisotomes (I am unusual in finding the Umbelliferae fascinating!). I have tried these in Kent but we are really too dry; has anyone else grown them? Or grows them? I am slowly amassing more information on the Family with the hope of writing about them, and New Zealand has some of the most attractive species of all.
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2012, 12:06:25 PM »
Very interesting postings, thank you very much.  :)
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Re: NZ Field Trip - November 2012
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2012, 05:50:07 PM »
Thanks Guys.

Tim I havn't tried growing any species myself. This area we were in should have been named Anisotome valley as there were thousands of them! Along with Gingidia montana, another good looking plant similar to A.pilifera.

Cheers.
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