Here Be Goblins (2)

Back in the Goblin Forest on the eastern slope of Mt. Taranaki, there were not only a great selection of mosses and lichens, but also a fine array of ferns as well. Both the overcast sky and the intermittent rain cooperated to produce my favorite lighting conditions. I believe these are Parablechnum novae-zelandiae, or palm-leaf ferns, or Kiokio (the Māori name).

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16 Responses to Here Be Goblins (2)

  1. Nay, here be many a native fern, und nicht fern von dir.

  2. Ms. Liz says:

    they be very pretty ferns :)

  3. shoreacres says:

    I see that the Parablechnum belong to the Blechnaceae, and that makes clear that the name is properly divided Para – blechnum. Still, I saw the first part of the name as Parable, and now I’m going to have to busy myself creating a parable of the ferns!

  4. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful lushness :-)

  5. krikitarts says:

    There’s a lot of rain there that contributes frequently. There was also quite a bit of snow at higher elevations too, but we didn’t have the time to climb any higher on this occasion.

  6. bluebrightly says:

    Oh boy, I lovelovelove these ferns! The sheen (nice to have that rain), the wavy edges, the colors. They look very happy. As I’m sure you were. :-)

    • krikitarts says:

      You’re so right. There are so many varieties of fern here, and this is one of my all-time favorites. We have one flourishing in our garden, and I am realizing that I should make a portrait shot sometime soon to do a follow-up on this. Thanks again.

      • bluebrightly says:

        I knew NZ was a very ferny place…yes, it would be fun to see more photos of it – maybe something that shows the scale (if it’s called palm-leaf fern, is it really big?) and some closeups. Ah, I do love ferns. :-)

  7. Lovely ferns and palm-leaf sure does seem appropriate. Too bad about “blech” being part of its name.

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