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Observ.

pjd1

Fecha

Enero 13, 2020 12:20 PM NZDT

Descripción

Locally common on rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola) and mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus) growing in cattle-thrashed forest remnant.

Images of herbarium material collected on 29 November 2019 for BioBlitz. Images show these specimens in dry and wet states.

Photobiont green. Medulla white. Thallus when wet smelling of fish. Upper surface isidiate-phyllidiate to phyllidiate, without soredia, cyphellae or maculae. Apothecia not seen. Underside densely invested in greyish-white to pale brown hairs, cyphellae conspicuous - these mostly white but some cream and those near thallus centre ochraceous yellow.

An interesting specimen. Sticta babingtonii is morphologically very close to S. squamata and lowland states of S. martinii; the only way to tell them apart reliably is by the yellow or pink cyphellae - only seen in S. babingtonii. This specimen and others I saw in the same area I had thought were S. squamata until I noticed that about 20% of the cyphellae were yellow. I worry about the validity of S. babingtonii but nrDNA ITS sequences suggest it is a very distinct species.

Further study is needed.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J de Lange & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

pjd1

Fecha

Enero 13, 2020 12:20 PM NZDT

Descripción

Way too immature I suspect to do anything with but this individual was discovered crawling within the lichen-encrusted bark of mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus) specimens I was processing from the Wharariki - Puponga November 2019 BioBlitz.

Specimen c.6 mm long. Body flat. Specimen emitting a foul odour when handled (needed a scalpel to prise off substrate). Only then did I notice that this specimen, which I initially assumed was a mite of some sort has six legs and what look like wing initials.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

pjd1

Fecha

Enero 13, 2020 12:20 PM NZDT

Descripción

Uncommon. Corticolous on mapou (Myrsine australis growing under rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola) by side of small stream in cattle-thrased forest remnant.

Thallus whitish-green, minutely maculate, bearing numerous minute , sessile, often partially embedded, glossy, black perithecia. Ascospores (1-)3-septate, 20-22 × 9-10 μm, ovoid, locules unequal, constricted at septum.

Images from dried herbarium specimen.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14547 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 11281

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

pjd1

Fecha

Enero 13, 2020 12:20 PM NZDT

Descripción

Uncommon. On canopy branches of rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola).

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14534 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 11230

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

pjd1

Fecha

Enero 13, 2020 12:20 PM NZDT

Descripción

Occasional on the bark of rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola). Not sure of genus but ascospores resemble those of Arthonia.

Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14516 & T.J.P. de Lange, UNITEC 11199 (Duplicate: PDD)

Fotos / Sonidos

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pjd1

Fecha

Enero 13, 2020 01:46 PM NZDT

Descripción

Images from herbarium specimen collected on 6 December 2015 from skeletal soil lodged between crevices on a rock outcrop within the gorge just above the Billy Goat Falls, Atuatumoe Stream, Kauaeranga Valley.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange UNITEC