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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Beverley Davidson's photos

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Every month, we'll display a new feature photo on the front page of the website. If we choose yours, we'll send you a gift voucher worth $60!

To submit a photo, simply search for the relevant plant, then click the "Share a photo" link.

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27/02/2017 Corokia cotoneaster
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Two adjacent plants showing with two quite different seed colours.
27/02/2017 Corokia Oratia Pounamu
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
27/02/2017 Rubus australis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
23/01/2017 Winika cunninghamii
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Another name change - this lovely orchid has reverted to its earlier name of Dendrobium cunninghamii. This was flowering in mid-January in the bush high above Piha in West Auckland.
03/12/2016 Leptospermum scoparium
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
13/10/2016 Prumnopitys ferruginea
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

This shows the delicate 'leaf' structure and distinctive bark.
13/09/2016 Earina aestivalis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. angustior
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. angustior
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. angustior
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
16/08/2016 Brachyglottis kirkii var. kirkii
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
13/07/2016 Cardiomanes reniforme
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

The fertile fronds with their spore capsules protruding.
13/07/2016 Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Poor kidney fern. Those pesky botanists have given it another name change - Cardiomanes reniforme.
13/07/2016 Cardiomanes reniforme
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Poor kidney fern. Those pesky botanists have given it another name change - Cardiomanes reniforme. Variously known as Trichomanes reniforme and Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum, it seems to be one of those plants that is always being reclassified.
16/06/2016 Gahnia setifolia
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
12/06/2016 Gahnia setifolia
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
10/05/2016 Ixerba brexioides
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
12/04/2016 Doodia australis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
12/04/2016 Doodia australis
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
12/04/2016 Rhabdothamnus solandri
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
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