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Sadleria cyatheoides (thanks to endemanf for the correct ID)

- growing under Metrosideros polymorpha

Sadleria cyatheoides

near the Kilauea Iki crater - which erupted in 1959.

 

For a fascinating account of the invasion, early succession and recovery of vegetation 1959 Kilauea Iki volcano, see Hawaii: The Fires of Life by Garrett A. Smathers and Dieter Mueller-Dombois.

 

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Pteridophyta

Class: Pteridopsida

Order:Athyriales

Family:Blechnaceae

Genus:Sadleria

   

Kilauea

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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Curtis's botanical magazine..

London ;New York [etc.] :Academic Press [etc.].

biodiversitylibrary.org/page/466835

Sadleria cyatheoides (thanks to endemanf for the correct ID)

- growing under Metrosideros polymorpha

Sadleria cyatheoides

near the Kilauea Iki crater - which erupted in 1959.

 

For a fascinating account of the invasion, early succession and recovery of vegetation 1959 Kilauea Iki volcano, see Hawaii: The Fires of Life by Garrett A. Smathers and Dieter Mueller-Dombois.

 

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Pteridophyta

Class: Pteridopsida

Order:Athyriales

Family:Blechnaceae

Genus:Sadleria

   

Kilauea

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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Cibotium chamissoi

- growing under Metrosideros polymorpha

near the Kilauea Iki crater - which erupted in 1959.

 

For a fascinating account of the invasion, early succession and recovery of vegetation 1959 Kilauea Iki volcano, see Hawaii: The Fires of Life by Garrett A. Smathers and Dieter Mueller-Dombois.

  

Kilauea

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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Wenderholm Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand

track to Swimmers Beach

 

Lake Mahinapua

West Coast

Westland

New Zealand

 

naturewatch.org.nz/observations/342804

 

Lots of scales on a sapling of southern rata, Metrosideros umbellata.

 

From the herbivore list on the PlantSyNZ database, this matches Anoplaspis metrosideri, described by Nicholas Martin as "White scales on leaves of tree ratas, Metrosideros species, often chlorotic areas on leaf; female scale cover white, oystershell-shaped, exuvia brown with dark median area, body and eggs purple-black; male scale cover white, fusiform, exuvia brown."

Lots of scales on a sapling of southern rata, Metrosideros umbellata.

 

From the herbivore list on the PlantSyNZ database, this matches Anoplaspis metrosideri, described by Nicholas Martin as "White scales on leaves of tree ratas, Metrosideros species, often chlorotic areas on leaf; female scale cover white, oystershell-shaped, exuvia brown with dark median area, body and eggs purple-black; male scale cover white, fusiform, exuvia brown."

Metrosideros polymorpha HEAR

 

Metrosideros polymorpha wikipedia

Metrosideros polymorpha ‘ōhi‘a lehua or lehua tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Myrtales

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Metrosideros

  

Kilauea

 

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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Lots of scales on a sapling of southern rata, Metrosideros umbellata.

 

From the herbivore list on the PlantSyNZ database, this matches Anoplaspis metrosideri, described by Nicholas Martin as "White scales on leaves of tree ratas, Metrosideros species, often chlorotic areas on leaf; female scale cover white, oystershell-shaped, exuvia brown with dark median area, body and eggs purple-black; male scale cover white, fusiform, exuvia brown."

Metrosideros polymorpha HEAR

 

Metrosideros polymorpha wikipedia

Metrosideros polymorpha ‘ōhi‘a lehua or lehua tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Myrtales

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Metrosideros

  

Kilauea

 

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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A panorama stitched together from several photos showing one emergent northern rata tree taken from the canopy of an adjacent tree. It's hard to capture the impressive scale here.

 

Like all rain forest trees, it is festooned with a large biomass and rich diversity of epiphytes and vines. These are structural parasites on the tree, since they use it to get to the light but don't contribute to the considerable resources needed to build a tree trunk. Not that northern rata can claim any moral high ground. It started out as an epiphyte itself and strangled and replaced its host tree. (Nature's spectacular, but watch your back!)

climbing rata vine on rewarewa tree trunk

 

liana

 

Metrosideros sp. (Plant, Myrtaceae), New Zealand: Endemic

 

Knightia excelsa, rewarewa, (Plant, Proteaceae), New Zealand, Endemic

 

Looking for kokako bird aves

 

Tawa/Rewarewa forest

 

Pongakawa Ecological Area, Lake Rotoehu, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

 

naturewatch.org.nz/observations/342885

Metrosideros polymorpha HEAR

 

Metrosideros polymorpha wikipedia

Metrosideros polymorpha ‘ōhi‘a lehua or lehua tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Myrtales

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Metrosideros

  

Kilauea

 

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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Lots of scales on a sapling of southern rata, Metrosideros umbellata.

 

From the herbivore list on the PlantSyNZ database, this matches Anoplaspis metrosideri, described by Nicholas Martin as "White scales on leaves of tree ratas, Metrosideros species, often chlorotic areas on leaf; female scale cover white, oystershell-shaped, exuvia brown with dark median area, body and eggs purple-black; male scale cover white, fusiform, exuvia brown."

Metrosideros polymorpha HEAR

 

Metrosideros polymorpha wikipedia

Metrosideros polymorpha ‘ōhi‘a lehua or lehua tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Myrtales

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Metrosideros

  

Kilauea

 

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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A view up into the crown of a large matai tree being slowing enveloped by a northern rata tree. Northern rata, like strangler figs, can start their lives as canopy epiphytes. Once their roots make ground-fall, they thicken up and envelop their host tree.

Plants from a garden in Punakaiki, across the road from the Paparoa National Park.

A Metrosideros seedling (a pohutukawa from nearby plantings, perhaps, or a hybrid), attempting the impossible by growing in the middle of the Greymouth Top 10 Holiday Park. Good luck to it.

Northern rata makes a living starting out life as an epiphtye high in the canopy then sending roots to the ground and strangling its host tree. It's a cunning way for a tree to stay in the light all its life.

 

The sign says that the host tree of this strangler was matai but all the juveniles nearby that we could find were miro.

Metrosideros polymorpha HEAR

 

Metrosideros polymorpha wikipedia

Metrosideros polymorpha ‘ōhi‘a lehua or lehua tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Myrtales

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Metrosideros

   

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This looks like Metrosideros perforata. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Kathrin Affeld's rata canopy field work with Chippy Wood

 

Punakaiki

Westland

New Zealand

 

naturewatch.org.nz/observations/342890

Dead branches of the host matai tree are overtopped by northern rata branches, all festooned with epiphytes (mainly Astelia and Collospermum).

A matai tree in the embrace of a strangling parasitic northern rata. Northern rata can start out life as epiphytes high in the canopy of another tree. The northern rata roots eventually reach the ground and they eventually wrap around the unlucky host tree and replace it as it dies and rots away.

  

Wenderholm Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand

Kathrin Affeld's rata canopy field work with Chippy Wood

 

Punakaiki

Westland

New Zealand

 

naturewatch.org.nz/observations/342889

Metrosideros polymorpha HEAR

 

Metrosideros polymorpha wikipedia

Metrosideros polymorpha ‘ōhi‘a lehua or lehua tree

Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Myrtales

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Metrosideros

  

Kilauea

 

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

 

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Wenderholm Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand

A pohutukawa tree growing in the front garden of #78a Hackthorne Road flowering out of season. Three other pohutukawa in Hackthorne Road gardens are not flowering.

 

This is the north side of the tree.

Kathrin Affeld, then a Lincoln University PhD student, now Dr. Affeld, climbing one of her emergent northern rata trees in the Paparoa National Park. She spend her PhD studying all the invertebrate species that live up in the crowns of these trees. Several species (including one genus) were unknown before Kathrin's work.

pohutukawa, Metrosideros excelsa (Myrtaceae), Army Bay

 

Shakespear Regional Park, Auckland, New Zealand

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