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Predicate Object Upper tide margin, at base of steep 4 m bank with native vegetation shaded by pohutukawa; floated there? Patch of Crocosmia above it, otherwise all native vegetation; flowers scarlet-orange 110 mm across, style 2 mm longer than anthers, anthers 11 mm long, floral tube 50 mm, scape hollow; single stem, 5 flowers (3 open, 2 in bud); bulb 57 mm across, fleshy white roots from base, bulbils 12-15 mm across, brown papery covering on bulb - white beneath; single green leathery leaf 53 mm long x 32 mm across, 3 dead or dying leaves also present; scape 260 mm + inflorescence. Photos taken 25 Jan 2006 of cultivated plant from a bulb of the Opoutere plant (collected 31Mar1997) New Zealand, North Island, Coromandel Ecological Region, Tairua Ecological District, Opoutere, below Ohui Road, estuary margin 15 -37.1166666666667 175.866666666667 -37.1166666666667 175.866666666667
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