Thelymitra pulchella Hook. f.

Beautiful Sun Orchid (Thelymitra pulchella)

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Ulva Island

local names: –

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Leptinella squalida Hook. f.

Leptinella squalida

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island

local names: –

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Leptinella squalida ssp. mediana (D. G. Lloyd) D. G. Lloyd & C. J. Webb

Mentha cunninghamii Benth.

Mentha cunninghamii

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island

local names:

hioi – New Zealand

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Photo: Rowan Hindmarsh Walls
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Carex sectoides (Kük.) Edgar

Carex sectoides

Distribution:

New Zealand: Antipodes Islands; Chatham Islands

local names: –

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Photo: Peter de Lange
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(public domain)

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edited: 22.08.2017

Calystegia tuguriorum (G. Forst.) Hook. f.

Calystegia tuguriorum

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Cuvier Island; Great Barrier Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Three Kings Islands; Womens Island (Titi Islands)

local names: –

Coprosma depressa Colenso ex Hook. f.

Coprosma depressa

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Putauhina Island (Titi Islands)

local names: –

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Photo: Alice Shanks
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Atriplex billardieri (Moq.) Hook. f.

Atriplex billardieri

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; South Island (ex); Stewart Island

local names: –

Austrolestes colensonis White

New Zealand Blue Damselfly (Austrolestes colensonis)

The New Zealand Blue Damselfly, known by the Maori as kekewai, is a common species of small ditches, ponds, and swamps, its larvae are able to inhabit even shallow and temporary water bodies.

The species is capable of changing its coloration to aid thermoregulation, so it turns darker in cold weather and lighter in sunshine. [1]

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References:

[1] W. Joy Crumpton: Notes on occurrence of Odonata in Canterbury and Westland (New Zealand). The New Zealand Entomologist 6(3): 302-304. 1977

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Photo: Dr. Milen Marinov; by courtesy of Dr. Milen Marinov