The Vegetation of New Zealand
[Plates I - LXXXVII]
Fig. 12. Sand-worn stones lying on the exposed rock where dunes have been blown away. Here and there is small Coprosma acerosa. Coast of Egmont-Wanganui district.
Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 31. Pittosporum divaricatum — a typical example of the divaricating life-form growing in subalpine scrub on Arthur's Pass (900 m. altitude), Western district. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 39. Nothofagus cliffortioides forest at about 560 m. altitude (Waimakariri Valley, junction of Eastern and Western districts) marking the average line reached by the westerly rain. Between the river-bed and forest margin its junction with the tussock-grassland can be seen.
Photo. C. E. Foweraker.
Fig. 45. Pomaderris Edgerleyi as a member of Auckland manuka shrubland on the North Cape Promontory, North Auckland district. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 47. Low river-bed forest in the Otira Valley (Western district) at 376 m. altitude with Pittosporum Colensoi on the left and Suttonia divaricata on the right.—Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 49. Nothofagus cliffortioides forest giving place to low tussock-grassland where exposed to the full blast of the frequent north-west wind, near source of River Poulter at about 800 m. Western district just within the area of high rainfall. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 51. New vegetation on ice-worn rock alongside the Franz Josef glacier (Western district) with Metrosideros lucida in centre and fully-developed scrub in background. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 58. Great cushions of Haastia pulvinaris—one of the largest vegetable-sheep— growing at 1500 m. altitude on shingle-slip on Mount Tarndale, North-eastern district near its junction with the North-western district. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 60. Horizontal trunk of Qlearia ilicifolia in the subalpine Podocarpus-Libocedrus forest near source of the River Rakaia (Southern Alps, Western district) at 920 m. altitude showing the deciduous outer bark. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 63. Mat of Leucogenes Leontopodium as a member of the fell-field association of the Tararua Mountains at about 1300 m. altitude (Ruahine-Cook district).
Photo. E. Bruce Levy.
Fig. 64. The cupressoid Helichrysum coralloides of fairly open habit, growing on a dry rock-face at about 1250 m. altitude on Shingly Range, North-eastern district. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 67. Upper limit of Nothofagus cliffortioides forest at about 1200 m. altitude on Shingly Range, North-Eastern district. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 71. The epiphytic moss, Weymouthia Billardieri hanging from twigs of Hoheria glabrata in the mountain-ribbonwood low forest of Clinton Valley (Fiord district) at 600 m. altitude. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 73. Exterior view of shrub-composite subalpine-scrub of Mount Anglem, Stewart Island, at about 700 m. altitude. The main mass is Olearia Colensoi but in foreground is some Dacrydium Bidwillii and jutting through the roof shoots of Dracophyllum longifolium. — Thoto. F. G. Gibbs.
Fig. 74. Subalpine scrub of Mount Greenland (Western district) at about 800 m altitude; on extreme left is Quintinia acutifolia, then Metrosideros lucida (both trees of the forest below), in centre Pittosporum divaricatum and on right Nothopanax simplex. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 78. Vegetation of dripping rock in Clinton Valley, Fiord district with an undescribed grass (not yet collected in flower) and drooping Celmisia verbascifolia on either side and to right Phormium Colensoi. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 83. Portion of thick mat of Celmisia hieracifolia in fell-field of Mount Hector, Tararua Mountains, at about 1400 m. altitude. (Ruahine-Cook district). — Photo. E. Bruce Levy.
Fig. 87. Portion of herb-field, Arthur's Pass, at 920 m. altitude with Celmisia coriacea in bloom mixed with Phormium Colensoi (Western district). — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 89. Pimelea Gnidia — of Hebe-form — growing with Astelia Cockaynei (foreground), Phormium Colensoi (right hand corner oi background) and Dracophyllum filifolium (left of centre in background) as part of shrubby herb-field of Tararua Mountains (Ruahine-Cook district).
Photo. E. Bruce Levy.
Fig. 91. Ranunculus Lyallii in herb-field near source of River Rakaia (Western district) at 1200 m. altitude. — Photo. M. C. Gudex.
Fig. 104. Piece of induced steppe of Central Otago caused by repeated burning and overstocking (sheep and rabbits) but approaching the desert stage; in foreground is a cushion of Raoulia lutescens. — Photo. L. Cockayne.
Fig. 106. View of a forest-area after a successful bush-burn.
Photo. A. H. Cockayne.