Tag Archives: Kapiti Island

Hydrocotyle novae-zeelandiae DC.

Hydrocotyle novae-zeelandiae

Distribution:

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

local names: –

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This species may in fact be a species aggregate.

There are two varieties, the nominate variety, and Hydrocotyle novae-zeelandiae var. montana Kirk.

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Epilobium pallidiflorum A. Cunn.

Epilobium pallidiflorum

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

Coprosma rhamnoides A. Cunn.

Coprosma rhamnoides

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Little Barrier Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

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 robusta Raoul

Coprosma robusta

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Tatapihi Island (Mokohinau Islands); North Island; Aorangi Island, Archway Island (Poor Knights Islands); Rangitoto Island; South Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names:

karamu – New Zealand

Dianella nigra Colenso

Dianella nigra

Distribution:

New Zealand: Cuvier Island; Great Barrier Island; Goat Island; Kapiti Island; Little Barrier Island; North Island; Pakihi Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Great Island (Three Kings Islands); Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names:

plant:

piopio – New Zealand
turutu – New Zealand

plant parts:

pepepe – New Zealand (fruit)
reua – New Zealand (fruit)

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References:

[1] P. B. Heenan; P. J. de Lange: Two new species of Dianella (Hemerocallidaceae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 45: 269-285. 2007

Luzula banksiana Meyer

Luzula banksiana

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Kapiti Island; North Island; Big Solander Island (Solander Islands); South Island; Stewart Island

local names: –

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This species contains five varieties, which probably occur all over New Zealand.:

Luzula banksiana var. acra Edgar
Luzula banksiana var. banksiana
Luzula banksiana var. migrata (Buch.) Edgar
Luzula banksiana var. orina Edgar
Luzula banksiana var. rhadina (Buch.) Edgar

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edited: 01.02.2018

Alectryon excelsus Gaertn.

Alectryon excelsus

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Great Island, West Island (Three Kings Islands); Tiritiri Matangi Island

local name:

titoki – New Zealand

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Alectryon excelsus ssp. grandis (Cheeseman) de Lange & E. K. Cameron – Great Island, West Island (Three Kings Islands)

Haloragis erecta (Murray) Oken

Haloragis erecta

Distribution:

Austral Islands: Raivavae, Tubuai
New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Kermadec Islands; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island; Womens Island (Titi Islands)

local names:

toatoa – New Zealand

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The nominate subspecies, Haloragis erecta ssp. erecta (Murray) Oken, is widely distributed over New Zealand, while the subspecies Haloragis erecta ssp. cartilaginea (Cheeseman) Orchard is endemic to the Surville Cliffs in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island.

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The species obviously occurs also on Raivavae and Tubuai in the Austral Archipelago. [1][2][3]

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References:

[1] H. St. John: Notes on Eugenia (Myrtaceae) and Haloragis (Haloragaceae) from southeastern Polynesia. Pacific Plant Studies 34. Phytologia 37(5): 441-442. 1977
[2] Jean-Yves Meyer: Rapport de mission de l’expédition scientifique à Raivavae et Rapa (Australes) du 18 Novembre au 20 Décembre 2002. Délégation à la Recherche, Papeete 2002
[3] Jean-Yves Meyer: Rapa, îles Australes: guide de la flore indigène et endémique. Direction de l’Environnement, Délégation à la Recherche: STPmultipress, Papeete 2011

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Photo: Peter de Lange
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(public domain)

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edited: 22.08.2017

Lobelia anceps L. f.

Lobelia anceps

Distribution:

Austral Islands: Rapa
New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Raoul Island (Kermadec Islands); North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Three Kings Islands; Tiritiri Matangi Island
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island

local names:

punakuru – New Zealand
purao – New Zealand
waewae-koukou – New Zealand

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This species occurs from Australia to South Africa and South America, it is found in Polynesia.

Parablechnum procerum (G. Forst.) C. Presl

Parablechnum procerum

Distribution:

Cook Islands: Rarotonga
New Zealand: Antipodes Islands; Adams Island, Auckland Island, Enderby Island (Auckland Islands); Campbell Island (Campbell Islands); Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Raoul Island (Kermadec Islands); Rangitoto Island; Big Solander Island (Solander Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island; Putauhina Island (Titi Islands)
Samoa: Savai’i

local names:

kiokio – New Zealand

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References:

[1] André Luís Gasper; Vinícius Antonio de Oliveira Dittrich; Alan R. Smith; Alexandre Salino: A classification for Blechnaceae (Polypodiales: Polypodiopsida): New genera, resurrected names, and combinations. Phytotaxa 275(3): 191-227. 2016

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edited: 03.02.2018

Carex pumila Thunb.

Carex pumila

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

Geranium brevicaule Hook. f.

Geranium brevicaule

Distribution:

New Zealand: Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island

local names: –

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This species is commonly found in cultivation, also in Botanical Gardens in Europe, where it is most oftenly kept under the name Geranium sessiliflorum ssp. novae-zelandiae Carolin.

There is a green-leaved – and a more or less bronze-leaved form (see photo).

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Photo: Alexander Lang

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edited: 18.09.2017

Coprosma colensoi Hook. f.

Coprosma colensoi

Distribution:

New Zealand: Kapiti Island; North Island; Stewart Island

local names: –

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Geniostoma rupestre J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Geniostoma rupestre

Distribution:

Austral Islands: Rapa, Rurutu (?)
Fiji: Fulaga, Gau, Kadavu, Koro, Lakeba, Nasoata, Nayau, Ovalau, Rotuma, Taveuni, Vanua Balavu, Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, Waya
Marquesas: Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Tahuata, Ua Pou
New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Rangitoto Island; South Island; Manawa Tawhi Island, South West Island (Three Kings Islands); Tiritiri Matangi Island
Niue
Pitcairn Islands: Henderson Island
Samoa: Fanuatapu, Namu’a, Nu’ulua, Nu’utele, Savai’i, Ta’u, Tutuila, ‘Upolu
Society Islands: Mo’orea, Tahiti
Tonga: ‘Eua, Ha’apai, Kao, Motutapu, Onevai, Tafahi, Tofua, Tongatapu, ‘Uta Vava’u
Wallis & Futuna: Alofi, Futuna, ‘Uvea

local names:

age – Rurutu / Austral Islands
ange – Rapa / Austral Islands
faipuu – Society Islands
hangehange – New Zealand
taipoipoi – Samoa

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The species is split into several varieties, of which at least four occur within the Polynesian region, Geniostoma rupestre var. crassum (Cheeseman) Conn (endemic to New Zealand), Geniostoma rupestre var. glaberrimum (Benth.) Conn (most parts of Polynesia, especially French Polynesia), the nominate Geniostoma rupestre var. rupestre (western Polynesia), and Geniostoma rupestre var. tongense (A. C. Sm. & Stone) Conn (Fiji, Niue and Tonga).

Many of these varieties include synonyms that formerly were treated as distinct species. [1]

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References:

[1] Barry J. Conn: A taxonomic revision of Geniostoma Subg. Geniostoma (Loganiaceae). Blumea 26: 245-364. 1980

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geniostoma-r-v-rupestre-tt

nominate variety

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Cheilanthes sieberi Kunze

Cheilanthes sieberi

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Sail Rock (Hen and Chicken Islands); Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Three Kings Islands
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island

local names: –

Melicope ternata A. Cunn.

Melicope ternata

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Sail Rock (Hen and Chicken Islands); Kapiti Island; Raoul Island (Kermadec Islands); North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

Carex virgata Sol. ex Boott

Carex virgata

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

Veronica parviflora Vahl

Veronica parviflora

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island

local names: –

Lastreopsis velutina (A. Rich.) Tindale

Lastreopsis velutina

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands)
Samoa: Tutuila, ‘Upolu

local names: –

Astelia solandri A. Cunn.

Astelia solandri

Distribution:

New Zealand:  Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Tawhiti Rahi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Rangitoto Island; South Island; Stewart Island

local names: –

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edited: 18.09.2017

Carex flagellifera Colenso

Carex flagellifera

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

Lachnagrostis billardierei (R. Br.) Trin.

Lachnagrostis billardierei

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

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Lachnagrostis billardierei ssp. billardierei (R. Br.) Trin.
Lachnagrostis billardierei ssp. tenuiseta (D. Morris) S. W. L. Jacobs

Icarus filiformis (A. Cunn.) Gasper & Salino

Icarus filiformis

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

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References:

[1] André Luís Gasper; Vinícius Antonio de Oliveira Dittrich; Alan R. Smith; Alexandre Salino: A classification for Blechnaceae (Polypodiales: Polypodiopsida): New genera, resurrected names, and combinations. Phytotaxa 275(3): 191-227. 2016

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Photo: Peter de Lange
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(public domain)

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edited: 03.02.2018

Solanum americanum Mill.

Solanum americanum Mill.

Distribution:

Cook Islands: Aitutaki, ‘Atiu, Mangaia, Ma’uke, Miti’aro, Palmerston, Rakahanga, Rarotonga
Fiji: Fulaga, Kadavu, Rotuma, Taveuni, Viti Levu, Yageta
Hawai’i Islands (?): Hawai’i, Kaho’olawe, Kaua’i, Ka’ula, Kure, Lana’i, Laysan, Lehua, Lisianski, Maui, Midwayi, Moloka’i, Nihoa, Ni’ihau, O’ahu, Pearl and Hermes Reef
New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island, Sail Rock (Hen and Chicken Islands), Kapiti Island, Kermadec Islands, North Island, Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands), South Island, Three Kings Islands, Tiritiri Matangi Island
Niue
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island, Phillip Island
Samoa: Fanuatapu (?), Nu’ulua (?), Ofu, Savai’i, Ta’u, Tutuila, ‘Upolu
Tonga: Tongatapu

 

local names:

akari pipiro (?) – Rakahanga / Cook Islands
poporo– New Zealand
poroporo– Aitutaki, Mangaia, Rarotonga / Cook Islands; New Zealand
poroporo puaka– Ma’uke / Cook Islands
poro puaka– ‘Atiu, Mitiaro / Cook Islands
raupeti– New Zealand
remuroa– New Zealand

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This species can be found in the tropical regions almost worldwide, though its native range probably comprises the coastal areas along the tropical Pacific of the Americas, Australia, Melanesia, and probably parts of Polynesia. [1]

The very variable species is about 1,5 m tall and bears small white flowers and glossy black berries.

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References:

[1] Tiina Särkinen; Peter Poczai; Gloria E. Barboza; Gerard M. van der Weerden; Maria Baden; Sandra Knapp: A revision of the Old World Black Nightshades (Morelloid clade of Solanum L., Solanaceae). PhytoKeys 106: 1-223. 2018

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edited: 25.09.2018

Coprosma propinqua A. Cunn.

Coprosma propinqua

Distribution:

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

local names:

mingimingi – New Zealand

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two varieties:

var. martinii W. R. B. Oliv.
var. propinqua A. Cunn. (photo)

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Samolus repens (J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Pers.

Samolus repens

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Kermadec Islands; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Betsy Island, Big Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island (Titi Islands)
Norfolk Islands: Nepean Island, Norfolk Island
Pitcairn Islands: Pitcairn Island
Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui

local names:

maakoako – New Zealand
makoako – New Zealand

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Two varieties are known to occur within the Polynesian region, the nominate from New Zealand, the Pitcairn Islands and Easter Island; and var. strictus Cockayne, which occur in New Zealand and on the Norfolk Islands.

Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae (Gand.) A. W. Hill

Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

Lachnagrostis filiformis (G. Forst.) Trin.

Lachnagrostis filiformis

Distribution:

Hawai’i Islands: Hawai’i, Kaho’olawe, Kaua’i, Lana’i, Maui, Moloka’i, O’ahu
New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Tiritiri Matangi Island
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island
Rapa Nui: Motu Nui, Rapa Nui

local names: –

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lachnagrostis-filiformis-fks

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edited:

05.02.2017

Senecio lautus Willd.

Senecio lautus

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Sail Rock (Hen and Chicken Islands); Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

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This species is known from Australia and New Zealand, the Australian plants, however, may represent a distinct taxon.

Carex secta Boott

Carex secta

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names:

pukio – New Zealand
purei – New Zealand

Lastreopsis glabella (A. Cunn.) Tindale

Lastreopsis glabella

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Stewart Island

local names: –

Euchiton involucratus (G. Forst.) Holub

Euchiton involucratus

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Tiritiri Matangi Island
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island (?)

local names: –

Selliera radicans Cav.

Selliera radicans

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Three Kings Islands; Tiritiri Matangi Island; Betsy Island, Big Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island (Titi Islands)

local names:

remuremu – New Zealand

Dichelachne crinita (L. f.) Hook. f.

Dichelachne crinita

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Sail Rock (Hen and Chicken Islands); Kapiti Island; Kermadec Islands; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island; Womens Island (Titi Islands)
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island
Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui

local names:

patiti – New Zealand

Histiopteris incisa (Thunb.) J. Sm.

Histiopteris incisa

Distribution:

Austral Islands: Raivavae, Rapa, Rurutu, Tubuai
Cook Islands: Rarotonga
Fiji: Viti Levu
Marquesas: Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka, Ua Pou
New Zealand: Auckland Island (Auckland Islands); Campbell Island (Campbell Islands); Little Mangere Island, Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Evening Island (Snares Islands); Big Solander Island (Solander Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island; Big Island, Chimneys Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island, Putauhina Island, Womens Island (Titi Islands)
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island
Samoa: Olosega, Savai’i, Tutuila
Society Islands: Bora Bora, Huahine, Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Tahiti
Wallis & Futuna: Futuna

local names:

mata – New Zealand

Cyathea smithii Hook. f.

Cyathea smithii

Distribution:

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

local name:

katote – New Zealand

Raukaua anomalus (Hook. f.) A. D. Mitch., Frodin & Heads

Raukaua anomalus

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island

local names: –

Coprosma grandifolia Hook. f.

Coprosma grandifolia

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names:

kanono – New Zealand
manono – New Zealand

Lastreopsis hispida (Sw.) Tindale

Lastreopsis hispida

Distribution:

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

local names: –

Myoporum laetum G. Forst.

Myoporum laetum

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Mokohinau Islands; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Rimariki Islands; South Island; Stephens Island; Three Kings Islands; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names:

ngaio – New Zealand

Parietaria debilis G. Forst.

Parietaria debilis

Distribution:

New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Macauley Island, Raoul Island (Kermadec Islands); North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Three Kings Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island

local names: –

Carmichaelia arborea (G. Forst.) Druce

Carmichaelia arborea

Distribution:

New Zealand: Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island

local names: –

Asplenium hookerianum Colenso

Asplenium hookerianum

Distribution:

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

local names: –

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This species includes two varieties, both of which are native to New Zealand.:

Asplenium hookerianum var. colensoi (Hook. f.) Moore
Asplenium hookerianum var. hookerianum Colenso

Epilobium rotundifolium G. Forst.

Epilobium rotundifolium

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Islands; Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island

local names: –

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Typha orientalis C. Presl

Typha orientalis

Distribution:

New Zealand: Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Raoul Island (Kermadec Islands); North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island

local names:

raupo – New Zealand