On a recent trip to New Caledonia I managed to spot a few epiphytes and vines. Although I didn't get to explore any old-growth forest, it was interesting to see some similarities and differences to NZ flora in the species that I did encounter.
This island cousin of ours surely has a lot more to discover. Please feel free to post comments or photos if you have spent any time epiphyting in New Caledonia!
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I work with NZ's native vascular epiphytes at the University of Waikato. I completed an MSc on epiphyte ecology and the shrub epiphyte Griselinia lucida and have recently published the Field Guide to NZ's Epiphytes, Vines & Mistletoes.