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|Blechnum novae-zealandiae formerly called Blenchnum capense|
Maori name: Kiokio.
Other names: Gully Fern. Water fern. Palm-leaf fern.
The Kiokio is a New Zealand native fern, a common species bearing oval fertile and sterile fronds. It is very common and is found in many places, the most widely distributed species of ferns in New Zealand. It grows plentifully on clay banks along roadsides and rivers. The long cascading fronds (can grow up to up to 2m long and 50cm wide) are a bright colour when new, and turn light green and then darker green as they mature.
This is the young stage in the growth of a Kiokio, the same one that I posted yesterday. The new fronds of the plant are pinnate and fishbone-shaped and brightly coloured. This plant has bright reddish new growth. I have found while photographing these ferns that not all plants are the same – I guess there are different species. Most are ground-dwellers that prefer moist soil. Where these plants grow there is a drain at the base of the cliff that is quite swampy all the time.
I plan to show some of the other types and stages over the next few postings. I am quite ignorant about the plant, and if I have made a mistake over anything, please do let me know.
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A great shot, great colors.
- [2005-01-01 10:06]
Nice composition janice. AS little soft but very nice colours. Good job
- [2005-01-01 10:12]
Very good composition and the colors are striking.
I feel the very forground been out of focus is a litle distracting but you have done a better job then me as I photograthed the same fern a few day earler.
- [2005-01-01 14:39]
You are getting too attached to this camera I see. The sharpness is excellent and the DOF very good. I like the colors too.
Very well done and thanks for posting
- [2005-01-19 5:01]
Hi, Jancie, another good shot... lovely, the contrast and the colour is just great. and your note is helpful too.