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M. D. King

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Fig. 1: (A) Roots of Metrosideros robusta. (B) Dead trunk of host tree, probably a rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum). (C) Hinau (Elaeocarpus dentatus). Below letter B 2 dead ‘girdling’ roots of the Metrosideros can be seen. Plateau Reserve, Hutt Valley. Photo: M. D. King. — Inset: Younger stage of Metrosideros robusta, on Beilschmiedia farairi, showing ‘girdling’ roots. Mangamuka, near Kaitaia. Photo: B. V. Sneddon FIG. 1: Peter Webb (left) and Barrie McKelvey. (Photo: M. D. King) Fig. 2 : Forest interior. Kie-kie (Freycinetia banksii) on right. Tree fern is Cyathea medullaris. Gollan's Valley, near Wellington. — Photo: M. D. King Fig. 2:Metrosideros robusta. Left: Later stage than Fig. 1 with the host tree gone and showing ‘tripod’ arrangement of lower part of root system. Scenic Reserve Paraparaumu. Right: A more complicated example probably involving 2 individuals of the Metrosideros. Kaitoke Reserve. Photos: M. D. King Fig. 3 : Exterior view of lowland forest. Emergent trees along skyline are rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum). Nearer trees are mostly kamahi (Weinmannia racemosta). — racemosa). — Akatarawa, near Wellington. Photo: M. D. King Fig. 4 : Epiphytic Collospermum hastatum and Blechnum filiforme. Leaves of Nikau (Rhopalostylis sapida) appearing at left. Gollan's Valley, near Wellington. — Photo: M. D. King Fig. 6 : Descending rata (Metrosideros robusta) roots on pigeonwood (Hedycarya arborea). Silverstream, near Wellington. — Photos: M. D. King Fig. 8 : Entanglement of supplejack (Ripogonum scandens). Silverstream, near Wellington. Photos: M. D. King Fig 1: Some Nothofagus species of New Caledonia (A-E) and New Zealand (F-J) × 3/5. A-C. N. codanandra (A-juvenile leaf, B-adult leaf, C-twig with cupule containing 3 seeds); D. N. sp. (adult leaf); E. N. balansae (adult leaf); F. N. fusca; G. cata; H. N. solandri var. cliffortioides; I. N. menziesii; J. N. solandri var. Photo: M. D. King Fig 1. Blechnum filiforme. Upper left: Leaf from near the ground on a tree trunk. Right: Leaf 3 metres above the ground. Below: Fertile leaf. Photo: M. D. King Fig 2. The cable-like stems of Metrosideros perforata on a rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum). A young plant of the climber can be discerned on the left side of the rimu trunk. Photo: M. D. King Fig 3. An entanglement of supplejack (Ripogonum scandens) Photo: M. D. King Fig 4. Nests of Collospermum hastatum with fronds of Asplenium polyodon hanging below them. Photo: M. D. King Fig 5: Metrosideros perforata. 2 large stems supported by a rimu (Dacrydium cupressinum). Kaitoke Reserve. Photo: M. D. King. — Inset: Early stage showing leaf mosaic formed by slender climbing stems. Mangamuka, near Kaitaia. Photo: B. V. Sneddon Fig 5. Griselinia lucida epiphytic on a kahikatea (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides). The foliage of the Griselinia is below the Collospermum nest and its main descending root is to the left of the kahikatea trunk. Photo: M. D. King Fig 6. Northern rata (Metrosideros robusta) with a “trunk” of coalesced roots. The broken top of the trunk of the original supporting tree is indicated by an arrow. Photo: M. D. King The mantis shrimp Squilla armata is fairly common in New Zealand and southern Australia, on mud bottoms from the intertidal region down to 100 fathoms. This specimen, an adult male from Cook Strait, approaches he maximum size of about six inches long. (Photo: M. D. King.) The sea-star Pentagonaster pulchellus is common in shallow water from Napier southwards. This photograph shows some of the unusual 4-armed nd 6-armed variants collected in recent years in Foveaux Strait by Thor Nielsen. The species varies in other ways also, and is at present under study as an example of extreme variability in a single interbreeding population. H. B. Fell. (Photo: M. D. King.) With 79 species Hebe is the largest genus of vascular plants in New Zealand. A number of the species are valued in many parts of the world as cultivated ornamentals both for their symmetry of form and, in some cases, for the attractive colours of their flowers. The species illustrated are:— — Above: Hebe townsonii. (About half natural size.) Found on Mt. Messenger, Taranaki and near Westport. One of the many lowland species with willow-like leaves, distinguished however from all other species o…


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