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Alan Elliott, Bhutan - 2009

The Paro valley overlooking the Airport to the Dzong
Roscoea bhutanica
Spiranthes sinensis
Taktsang Monastery
Paddy fields of the Paro Valley
Megacodon stylophorus
Chele la
a racemose Meconopsis horridula
Meconopsis paniculata overlooking the Ha valley
The Chuyul just beyond Drukgyl
Gentiana cf. bryoides
Arisaema flavum
Sharna Zampa
View of the Chuyul
Arisaema cf. griffithii spathe
Tsuga dumosa Quercus semicarpifolia forest
The Chortle at the meeting of the Paro and Yaksa Valleys
Onosma hookerii
Chortle and ruined Dzong at the foot of the Jhomlohari valley
Ligularia amplexicaulis
Meconopsis discgera
Primula calderiana
Semi-nomadic yak herder's summer pasture dwelling
Meconopsis horridula, Lamiophlomis rotata, Primula capitata
Swertia multicaulis
Gentiana urna
Arenaria polytrichoides, Saussura trioactyla, Potentilla sp
Cortia or Cortiella sp.
Rhodiola bupleuroides scattered across the mountainside
Meconopsis bella
Fritillaria delavyi
Tsu Phu lakes with Jichu Drake in the clouds
Chinocharis hookeri
Lagotis kunawurensis
Prayer flags over the Bonte La
Fritillaria cirrhosa
Meconopsis lyrata Cathcartia polygonoides
Hundreds of Primula munroi and the Tagiling la above
The ridge and pony train
Notholirion macrophyllum
Paddy fields on the way down
Thimphu Dzong

 

Andrew Chapman, New Zealand - 2008

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The Route
Plate 1; 	a] New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax) growing as a marginal along banks of Lake Brunner; b] flax submerged at edge
of Lake Matheson; c/d/e] Hinewai nature reserve showing native bush regeneration through gorse canopy acting as a
nurse crop; f] Akaroa harbour from Purple Peak.
Plate 2; 	a] Tomtit; b/c] horopito (Pseudowintera colorata); d] whiteywood (Melicytus ramiflorus); e] toetoe (Cortaderia
 toetoe); f] tarata/lemonwood (Pittosporum eugenioides); g] Ngaio (Myoporum laetum), Hinewai.
Plate 3; 	a] Makomako/wineberry (Aristotelia serrata); b] fruiting tutu (Coriaria arborea); c] Chordospartium sp.; 
d] Carmichaelia odorata; e] Pratia angulata; f/g] long stems of flowering flax (Phormium tenax), Hinewai.
Plate 5; 	a/b) Fruit colour variation of Coprosma sp. nr. Christchurch; c/d Poataniwha (Melicope simplex) flowering 
female plant shaped by strong prevailing winds, Lake Ellesmere; e] porcupine plant (Melicytus alpinus), 
Waipara; f] weeping mapou (Myrsine divaricata), Goose Bay.
Plate 7; 	a] Sperm whale, Kaikoura; b] Pod of Dusky dolphins, Kaikoura; c] Rangiora (Brachyglottis repanda); d] five-finger
(Pseudopanax arboreus); e/f] kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum). Half Moon Bay, Kaikoura.
Plate 8; 	a/b] leather-leaf fern (Pyrrosia eleagnifolia); c] karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus); d] kereru (New Zealand pigeon); 
e] broadleaf tree (Griselinia littoralis); f] mamaku (Cyathea medularis); g] silver fern (Cyathea dealbata); g] nikau
palm (Rhopalostylis sapida). All images, Half Moon Bay track, Kaikoura.
Plate 9; 	a/b] Views down Lewis Pass and evidence of a recent mudslide; c] tarn and tree line visible above; d] deck walkways 
to protect fragile soils; e/f] Pittosporum divaricatum, ripe fruits turn orange and black seeds are mucilaginous.
Plate 10; 	a/b] New Zealand Robin; c/f] Lichens hanging thickly from mountain beech and carpeting the forest floor
Plate 11; 	a] Wheki ponga (Dicksonia fibrosa) frond; b] unfurling Mamaku frond (Cyathea medularis). Lake Brunner,
West Coast. c] southern rata (Metrosideros umbellata); d] rata around Arthur's Pass; e/f] mountain 
neinei (Dracophyllum traversii).
Plate 12; a/b] Rough leaved tree daisy (Olearia lacunosa) with orange peeling bark, Arthur's Pass; c] A watchful Kea and in
flight [d] showing more typical parrot plumage hidden when wings are folded; e] contrasting vistas, looking to the west
coast from Avalanche Peak and [f] clear skies to the east.
Plate 13; a/b] Mountain daisies (Celmisia semicordata); c] bluebell (Wahlenbergia albomarginata); d] Mountain totara
(Podocarpus nivalis); e] Gentiana sp.; f] snowberry (Gaultheria antipoda). Avalanche Peak.
Plate 14; 	a/b] rock cushion (Phyllachne colensoi); c] Hector's daisy (Celmisia hectori); d] South Island edelweiss
(Leucogenes grandiceps); e] Epilobium sp.; f] Haast's carrot (Anisotome haastii). Avalanche Peak.
Plate 16; 	a/b] Crown fern (Blechnum discolor); c] Kiokio (Blechnum novae-zelandiae) showing sterile frond [d] and fertile
one [e]; f] hen and chickens fern (Asplenium bulbiferum); g] Kidney fern. Monument track, Lake Manapouri.
Plate 17; 	a] Forest thick with epiphytes; b] Umbrella moss; c] Sucker like attachments of red mistletoe (Peraxilla
 tetrapetala) on mountain beech; d] green mistletoe (Ileostylus micranthus) with yellow fruit growing on a
 coprosma; e] Ongaonga (Urtica ferox) with long stinging needles; f] leaf minor damage on juvenile
 haumakaroa (Pseudopanax simplex). Lake Manapouri.
Plate 18; 	a] Turutu (Dianella nigra); b] hookgrass (Uncinia unciniata) seeds; c] Pukeko/swamp hen; d] mountain
ribbonwood (Hoheria lyallii); e]Lake Marion, Fiordland National Park; f] Whirlpool at the edge of the lake.
Plate 19; 	a/b] Tree fuchsia (Fuchsia excorticata) trunk detail; c/f] flower detail; bark [d] and black edible fruit [e].Lake Marion.
Plate 20; a] The Southern Alps from Lake Pukaki; b] Aoraki, 3754m; c] tip of the iceberg, looks like a jumping dolphin 
perhaps? Hooker Valley Glacier terminal lake; d] one of the swing bridges along the Hooker Valley track; e] river 
water milky due to glacial deposits of flour-like ground rock; f] constantly moving scree fills the valley floor and 
makes a harsh growing environment. Mount Cook.
Plate 21; 	a/b] Giant Spaniard (Aciphylla scott-thomsonii) showing fearsome spines; c] last of the seasons flowering Mt Cook
buttercups (Ranunculus lyallii), Hooker Valley.
Plate 22; 	a/b] akeake (Olearia avicenniaefolia); c] bush snowberry (Gaultheria antipoda); d] creeping pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia
 axillaris) in flower and [e] fruit; f] korokio (Corokia cotoneaster); g] patotara (Leucopogon fraseri). Hooker Valley.
Plate 23; 	a] Prickly shield fern (Polystichum vestitum); b] manuka (Leptospermum scoparium); c] whipcord hebe (Hebe lycopodioides); 
d] mountain clubmoss (Lycopodium fastigiatum); e/f] spineless bidibid (Acaena inermis). Hooker Valley.
Plate 24; a] Mountain toatoa (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius var. alpinus); b] Mountain wineberry (Aristotelia fruticosa); c/d] Hooker Valley; e] Sealy Tarn.
 

Christopher Miller, India, Sikkim - 2007

Descent from Dzongi
View of descent from Dzongri
Coelogyne corymbosa
Larix griffithiana showing landslip behind
A possible natural hybrid involving Rododendron campylocarpum
Peaks of Pandim and Katchenjunga
Primula calderiana
Primula gracilipes
Primula irregularis
Remustia hookeriana
Rhododendron cinnabarinum
Rhododendron leptocarpum
Rhododendron campanulatum and Rhododendron thomsonii in the Shingba Rododendron Sanctuary
         
 

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