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Asplenium bulbiferum Hens and chickens fern

One of our best-known and versatile ferns.

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Blechnum discolour Crown fern. Piupiu.

Found throughout NZ usually in drier forests

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Blechnum novae-zealandiae Palm-leaf fern Kiokio.

Found growing in clay soils on embankments and roadsides.

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Corynocarpus laevigatus Karaka

Handsome canopy tree found coastal areas throughout Northland.

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Cyathea dealbata Ponga, silver fern

Well known symbol of NZ, grows in forests throughout NZ.

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Cyathea medularis Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

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Cyathea smithii Soft tree fern

Found throughout NZ in moist soils. Distinguishes itself from other tree fern species because of its 'skirt' of dead fronds that hang from the top of the plant.

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Macropiper excelsum Recently had name change to Piper excelsum subsp. Kawakawa, peper tree.

Found in abundance throughout the North Island. Attractive orange candle-like berries make quite a feature.

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Macropiper melchior Three Kings Island Kawakawa. Recently renamed as Piper melchoir.

Very strong thick leaves with exaggerated leaf veining.

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Parsonsia hetrophylla Native jasmine

A climber found coastal areas throughout New Zealand with attractive slightly scented flowers through spring and summer.

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Peperomia urivilleana Found throughout North Island and upper South Island

Coastal plant forming low clumps, fleshy stems and leaves. Attractive indoor or patio plant.

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Pisonia brunoniana Parapara, bird-catcher tree.

Found on Three Kings and upper North Island. Large glossy green leave, grows up to 3m high.

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Pratia angulata Panakenake

Creeping mat-forming plant found throughout New Zealand in damp areas producing delicate white flowers.

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Rhabdothamnus solandri Waiu-atua, New Zealand gloxinia

Small shrub found in shady areas with delicate flowers ranging in colour from yellow to orange.

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Rhopalostylis 'Chathams' Chatham Island Nikau

The Chatham Island palm has broader fronds and is much more robust than the mainland nikau. Also will tolerate more exposed conditions.

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Rhopalostylis baueri var cheesemanii Kermadec nikau

The Kermadec nikau has longer fronds, larger flower heads and darker seeds than the mainland nikau.

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Rhopalostylis sapida Great Barrier Island

The Great Barrier Island nikau forms a more robust palm than the mainland nikau, tolerating more exposed conditions.

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Tecomanthe speciosa Three Kings Island climber

Only one plant of this species is known in the wild. A vigorous twining woody climber with large tropical-like leaves.

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Todea barbara Found on off-shore islands and north of Bay of Islands.

Attractive fern unfortunately becoming very rare due to forestry and development. Tolerates quite dry conditions.

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Uncinia uncinata Hook sedge

This hook sedge is variable in colour ranging from dark green when grown in shade to reddish brown.