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Juvenile liane at Rotokare, Taranaki ID?

28/05/2018 1:50:58 p.m.
OK.. I'm assuming this is a Metrosideros something-or-other but my assumptions have been well off target in the past so I'm not afraid to ask. Help please?
28/05/2018 1:51:46 p.m.
A close up of same.
30/05/2018 9:48:57 a.m.
Hi Graeme Metrosideros certainly - and from the little foliage I can see there its most likely M. colensoi - where were you?
30/05/2018 11:09:28 a.m.
Thanks. Rotokare reserve, South Taranaki. Masses of passiflora with some hefty trunks. Also lots of Lophomyrtus bullata. Bonus saddlebacks and hihi. It's a great place.
30/05/2018 11:21:44 a.m.
Awesome - no myrtle rust yet on Lophomyrtus then? Based on geography and your second image which shows foliage I would confirm Metrosideros colensoi. The only other contender M. diffusa doesn't have leaves like that - this is Metrosideros colensoi https://http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1551500
30/05/2018 11:49:24 a.m.
I did have a good look at the L.bullata on offer trackside for rust. None seen.

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