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Site name: Lake Kawaupaku (J68)

Source/Observer: S Jones Auck Bot Soc

Number of observations: 145

District: Auckland

Date: 17/01/2010

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Acianthus sinclairii
(heart-leaved orchid, pixie cap)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Adiantum hispidulum
(rosy maidenhair)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Aira caryophyllea subsp. caryophyllea
(silvery hair grass)
GrassesExotic
Alectryon excelsus subsp. excelsus
(New Zealand ash, tītoki)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Anthoxanthum odoratum
(sweet vernal)
GrassesExotic
Arthropteris tenella
(jointed fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Arundo donax
(giant reed)
GrassesExotic
Asplenium flaccidum
(drooping spleenwort, hanging spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium gracillimum
(hen & chicken fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium hookerianum var. hookerianum
(Hooker's spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium polyodon
(sickle spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia banksii
(coastal astelia, shore kowharawhara)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia hastata
(tank lily)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia solandri
(perching lily, kōwharawhara)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum lanceolatum
(lance fern, nini, rereti)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Brachyglottis repanda
(rangiora, bushman's toilet paper, bushman's friend)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Calamagrostis arenaria (L.) Roth
(marram grass)
GrassesExotic
Carex erythrovaginata
(lax bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex flagellifera
(Glen Murray tussock, trip me up)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex secta
(purei, pukio)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex testacea
(speckled sedge, trip me up)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex virgata
(swamp sedge, pukio, toitoi, toetoe)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carmichaelia australis
(common native broom, mākaka, maukoro, tainoka, taunoka, taranagahape)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cenchrus clandestinus
(kikuyu grass)
GrassesExotic
Cerastium glomeratum
(annual mouse-ear chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Clematis paniculata
(white clematis, puawananga)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma crassifoliaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma grandifolia
(kanono, manono, large-leaved coprosma, raurekau)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rhamnoidesTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cordyline australis
(cabbage tree, tī, tī kōuka, palm lily)
Trees & Shrubs - MonocotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cortaderia selloana
(pampas grass)
GrassesExotic
Corybas trilobus
(spider orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Corynocarpus laevigatus
(karaka, kopi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cyperus ustulatus
(coastal cutty grass, giant umbrella sedge, cyperus)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Dacrydium cupressinum
(rimu, red pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Dactylis glomerata
(cocksfoot)
GrassesExotic
Daucus carota
(wild carrot)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Dendrobium cunninghamii
(winika, pekapeka, Christmas orchid, bamboo orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Dendroconche scandens
(fragrant fern, mokimoki)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Dianella nigra
(turutu, New Zealand blueberry, inkberry)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Dichondra repens
(Mercury Bay weed, dichondra)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Dicksonia squarrosa
(wheki, rough tree fern, harsh tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Didymocheton spectabilis
(kohekohe, New Zealand mahogany)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Digitalis purpurea
(foxglove)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Doodia australis
(rasp fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Drymoanthus adversus
(fleshy tree orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Earina mucronata
(bamboo orchid, peka-a-waka, spring earina)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Echinopogon ovatus
(forest hedgehog grass, hedgehog grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Ehrharta erecta
(veldt grass)
GrassesExotic
Eleocharis sphacelata
(kutakuta, spikes of doom, bamboo spike sedge, tall spike sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Elodea canadensis
(Canadian pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Festuca bromoides
(vulpia hair grass, brome fescue, squirrel-tailed fescue)
GrassesExotic
Ficinia nodosa
(wiwi, knobby club rush, ethel sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Galium aparine
(cleavers)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Geniostoma ligustrifolium var. ligustrifolium
(hangehange)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Haloragis erecta subsp. erecta
(toatoa, fire weed, shrubby haloragis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hedycarya arborea
(porokaiwhiri, pigeonwood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Hedychium gardnerianum
(wild ginger, kahili ginger)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Hesperocyparis macrocarpa
(macrocarpa)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsExotic
Hoheria populnea
(lacebark, houhere, ribbonwood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Holcus lanatus
(Yorkshire fog)
GrassesExotic
Hydrocotyle elongataHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hypochaeris radicata
(catsear)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Icarus filiformis
(thread fern, climbing hard fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Isachne globosa
(swamp millet)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis reticularisSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Knightia excelsa
(rewarewa, NZ honeysuckle)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Kunzea ericoides
(kānuka)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Lagenophora stipitataHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Lagurus ovatus
(harestail)
GrassesExotic
Lastreopsis velutina
(velvet fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Lemna disperma
(common duckweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Lepidosperma laterale
(sword sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Leucopogon fasciculatus
(mingimingi, tall mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Litsea calicaris
(mangeao, tangeao)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Lolium arundinaceum subsp. arundinaceum
(tall fescue)
GrassesExotic
Lophomyrtus obcordata
(rōhutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally CriticalNative
Lotus pedunculatus
(lotus)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lupinus arboreus
(tree lupin)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Machaerina articulata
(jointed baumea, jointed twig rush)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Machaerina rubiginosa
(baumea)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Medicago arabica
(spotted bur medick)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Melicope simplex
(poataniwha)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Melicope ternata
(wharangi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Melicytus micranthus
(swamp māhoe. manakura)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus
(māhoe, hinahina, whitey wood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Metrosideros excelsa
(pōhutukawa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Microlaena stipoides
(meadow rice grass, slender rice grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia complexa var. complexa
(small-leaved pōhuehue, scrub pōhuehue, wire vine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine australis
(red mapou, red matipo, mapau, red maple)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine divaricata
(weeping matipo, weeping māpou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. imbecillisGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Ozothamnus leptophyllus
(tauhinu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum novae-zelandiae
(kiokio, horokio, palm leaf fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parapolystichum glabellum
(smooth shield fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parapolystichum microsorumFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parsonsia heterophylla
(New Zealand jasmine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Paspalum dilatatum
(paspalum)
GrassesExotic
Pellaea rotundifolia
(round-leaved fern, New Zealand cliff brake)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Peperomia urvilleana
(peperomia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Phormium tenax
(flax, harakeke, kōrari (Māori name for inflorescence).)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Physalis peruviana
(Cape gooseberry)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Phytolacca octandra
(inkweed)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Piper excelsum subsp. excelsum
(kawakawa, pepper tree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Planchonella costata
(tawāpou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – RelictNative
Plantago lanceolata
(narrow-leaved plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Plantago major
(broad-leaved plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Polystichum neozelandicum subsp. neozelandicumFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Potamogeton cheesemanii
(red pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Potamogeton ochreatus
(blunt pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Prunella vulgaris
(self-heal)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Pseudopanax crassifolius
(horoeka, lancewood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax lessonii
(Houpara)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteridium esculentum
(bracken, rarauhe, bracken fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteris saxatilisFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteris tremula
(shaking brake, tender brake, Australian bracken)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterostylis alobula
(greenhood)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Pyrrosia elaeagnifolia
(leather-leaf fern, pyrrosia)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus amphitrichus
(waoriki)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus repens
(buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Rhopalostylis sapida
(nīkau)
Trees & Shrubs - MonocotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Ripogonum scandens
(supplejack, kareao, pirita)
Lianes - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Selaginella kraussiana
(Selaginella, African clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Exotic
Senecio bipinnatisectus
(Australian fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio glomeratus subsp. glomeratus
(fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio hispidulus
(fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio skirrhodon
(gravel groundsel)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sigesbeckia orientalisHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sophora chathamica
(kōwhai, coastal kōwhai)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Sophora fulvida
(kōwhai)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Sphaeropteris medullaris
(mamaku, black tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Sporobolus africanus
(rat's tail)
GrassesExotic
Stellaria media subsp. media
(chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Stenotaphrum secundatum
(buffalo grass)
GrassesExotic
Streblus heterophyllus
(small-leaved milk tree, tūrepo)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Tetragonia trigyna
(native spinach)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Tmesipteris elongata
(fork fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Tradescantia fluminensis
(wandering Jew)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Trifolium dubium
(suckling clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Typha orientalis
(raupō, bullrush)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Ulex europaeus
(gorse)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Veronica arvensis
(field speedwell, corn speedwell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Veronica plebeiaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Vitex lucens
(pūriri)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kōwaowao, pāraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative