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Botrychium virginicum Botrychium virginicum
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a fern. One green leaf frond and one brown seed stem are depicted. The green leaf blades are closely spaced and fan shaped, some lobed. The seed stem is long, with many branches of tiny yellow-orange round-shaped seeds at the terminal end.

The print is titled "Botrychium Virginicum" and "Root of thick fleshy fibres bearing one erect much divided frond and a branched seed bearing spike. The seed a golden colour. Tonga and Fisherman's Island Nelson"
Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka) Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with fruit. Two green stems are depicted, one with fruit and one with alternate leaves. The green leaf blades are oval-shaped with pinnate venation. The long green oval fruit are depicted in a small cluster.

The print is titled "Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka)” and “a laurel-like tree 40 feet high, with leaves 4-7 inches long. Fruit bright orange colour, pulp edible, the kernel poisonous until steeped for a long time in salt and water, formerly much used for food by the Maories. North Island". [sic]
Marattia fraxinea (Parareka) Marattia fraxinea (Parareka)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a fern. Three green fronds are depicted with odd pinnate formation. The leaflets are long and spear-shaped. One leaf frond is depicted coiled.

The print is titled "Marattia fraxinea." and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "PARAREKA" and "Edible fern. A very handome plant growing inland in the North Island. Is much prized for gardens and green houses. The root resembling a horse shoe; is baked and eaten by the Maories." [sic]
Freycinetia banksii (Ureure) Freycinetia banksii (Ureure)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with fruit. Part of a branch is depicted, with green leaves radiating upwards and outwards from the base. The green leaf blades are long and linear with parallel venation. Four large brown green fruit spikes, long and cylindrical, are at the centre of the leaves.

The print is titled "Freycinetia Banksii. UREURE" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "(Fruit of KIEKIE)" and "Ureure fruit of the Kiekie a lofty climber giving the forest of the North Island a tropical appearance. Leaves two feet long, sometimes used for basket making. Fruit and flower both edible"
Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers and seeds. Several brown stems are depicted with simple alternate leaves. The green leaf blades are small and needle-shaped. Interspersed along the stems are flowers with five round white petals with pink-brown centres. At the base of a stem are yellow-brown round seed capsules with an ‘x’ on top.

The print is titled "Leptospermum scoparium. (Manuka)" and "A hardy shrub growing over the hills like heath, bearing in summer an abundance of pink and white flowers. There are several species."
Piper excelsum (Kawakawa) Piper excelsum (Kawakawa)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with fruit. One brown branching stem is depicted with opposite leaves on petioles. Stems are jointed and swollen at the point of leaf attachment. On some leaves the stipules are fused to the petiole forming narrow wings. The green leaf blades are heart shaped with palmate venation. The green fruit spikes are on short stems.

The print is titled "Piper excelsum. (Kawakawa)" and "A large bush often 20 feet high, leaves very aromatic berries yellow with black spots. North Island, and as far south as Canterbury"
Asplenium flabellifolium (Whipcord) Asplenium flabellifolium (Whipcord)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a fern. Several fronds are depicted at the top of the composition, descending from a central root. The green leaflets are fan-shaped on a long black frond axis, trailing down to a single small oval-shaped leaf at the terminal end.

The print is titled "Asplenium flabellifolium (Whip-cord)" and "Abundant in North and South Islands growing on Rocks and stony places, also in Australia and Tasmania"
Nesodaphne tawa (Tawa) Nesodaphne tawa (Tawa)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a tree with fruit. Three green stems are depicted with alternate leaves on petioles. The green leaf blades are long and lanced-shaped. The long black oval berries are on long stalks adjacent to the leaves.

The print is titled "Nesodaphne Tawa (Tawa)" and "A lofty forest tree 60-70 feet hight. Leaves 3-4 inches long, very aromatic. Berries purple with a strong taste of turpentine, pigeons are very fond of them. The genus has one other species both confined to New Zealand."
Adiantum cunninghamii (Maiden Hair) Adiantum cunninghamii (Maiden Hair)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper, with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a fern. Several thin black stems are depicted with compound leaves in odd pinnate formation. The green leaf blades are closely spaced and fan shaped. One frond is depicted as a small spiral shaped bud.

The illustration is titled "Adiantum Cunninghamii (Maiden Hair)" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "HURUHURU TAPAIRU" and "Growing in dense woods and damp places A large tropical and temperate genus"
Gleichenia cunninghamii, Tapuwae Kotuku Gleichenia cunninghamii, Tapuwae Kotuku
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a fern. Several green frond stems are depicted. The axis of the frond divides at an angle, giving the fern an umbrella shape, especially in the immature fronds. The fronds are feather-shaped. Several light green fern stems are depicted coiled.

"Gleichenia Cunninghamii" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "TAPUWAE KOTUKU" and "The specimen depicted is the natural size as it grew on Mount Egmont range It is rather a dull green but the young fronds are a delicate pale green almost white at the tips. It grows in all parts of New Zealand but varies much in size and appearance"
Collingwood St from the South Collingwood St from the South
Lithograph with borders and border margins, printed on cream sheet of paper. The print depicts a scene in Collingwood Street from the South circa 1860. A road spands the foreground space. Standing on the road are two figures. Pathways and buildings line both sides of the road. In the background are trees. Distinguishing features include the single vanishing point perspective, and rigidly straight lines of the buildings.

The buildings are named in the bottom margin 'NELSON HOTEL', 'MITRE HOTEL', 'TEMPERENCE HALL', and 'CONDELL'S STORE'.
Also in the bottom margin is 'HODGSON & FRIEND LITH NELSON' and the print is titled 'COLLINGWOOD STREET (from the South)'.

The print is ripped, taped and has many brown spots of foxing.
Clematis indivisa (Puawhananga) Clematis indivisa (Puawhananga)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a vine with flowers. One green stem is depicted at the top of the composition, branching out and down, with leaves on petioles. The green leaf blades are heart-shaped. The solitary flowers are at the terminal ends of the stems on long pedicels. The star-shaped flowers have 6 to 7 free petals radiating out from a centre of multiple crimson and yellow stamens. Some flowers are depicted as light green-white oval buds.

The print is "Clematis indivisa (Puawhananga) Some Authorities leave out the h in Puawhananga" and "A large strong woody climber abundant throughout New Zealand festooning trees especially on the skirts of the forest. Flowers white"
Plagianthus lyallii (Hoihere or Whau-whi) Plagianthus lyallii (Hoihere or Whau-whi)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. Two branching brown stems are depicted with alternate leaves on long green pedicels. The green leaf blades are heart-shaped with serrated margins. Interspersed along the leaf stems are clusters of flowers on long pedicels. The flowers have five white round petals radiating out from multiple stamens. Some flowers are depicted as white buds with green sepals.

The print is titled "Plagianthus Lyallii. (Hoihere, or Whau-whi)" and "This Lace Bark is a small but very beautiful tree with a lovely display of snow-white flowers open in January at Milford Sound. A slightly different but equally beautiful species grows at George Sound"
Dicksonia squarrosa (Wheki) Dicksonia squarrosa (Wheki)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a fern. Two brown-black densely haired frond stalks are depicted including a frond depicted as a hairy, coiled bud. Several fronds are depicted with pointy, serrated leaflets.

The print is titled "Dicksonia squarrosa." and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "WHEKI" and "A Handsome Tree-Fern, slender black trunk 10-20 feet high Abundant throughout New Zealand"
Gleichenia Circinata (Waewae Kaka) Gleichenia Circinata (Waewae Kaka)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a fern. Two green frond stems are depicted. The axis of the frond divides repeatedly, giving the fern a tangled appearance. The fronds are coarse and feather-shaped. In the background is a grassy mound with plants.

The print is titled "Gleichenia cirinata." and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "WAEWAE-KAKA" and "Natural size. It grows on the Mineral Belt of the Dun Mountain, Nelson"
Vitex littoralis (Puriri) Vitex littoralis (Puriri)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with flowers and fruit. One brown branching stem is depicted with leaves opposite on petioles. The green leaf blades are large and ovular with pinnate venation. Below the leaves are small branching clusters of flowers. The pink flowers are tubular. Below the flowers are small branching clusters of fruit. The fruit are round red berries on individual stalks. There are leaves and stalks depicted in a green wash.

The painting is titled "Vitex littoralis. (Puriri)" and "A handsome forest tree 50-60 feet high, common along the east coast of the North Island. Flowers pink, berries bright red, ripe berries and flowers appear on the same branch at the same time. Wood extremely hard."
Lycopodium billardieri, varium (Iwituna) Lycopodium billardieri, varium (Iwituna)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a plant. Two leaf branches and a seed branch are depicted. The green and gold leaf blades are tiny, dense and linear and have a feathery appearance. The seeds are long brown cone shapes on many branching stems.

The print is titled "Lycopodium Billardieri, varium" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "IWITUNA" and "This specimen is from the Dun Mountain Line, Nelson. It is frequently of a lovely golden colour."
Pteris tremula (Turawera) Pteris tremula (Turawera)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a fern. Several branching green fronds are depicted. The leaflets are flat and linear. One frond is depicted coiled and another partially uncoiled.

The print is titled "Pteris tremula" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "TURAWERA" and "A pale green Fern, abundant throughout New Zealand"
Astelia grandis (Kowhara-whara) Astelia grandis (Kowhara-whara)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant. A green branch is depicted, with green spear-shaped leaves. The leaf blades are long and linear with parallel venation. Two fruit spikes are depicted, with clusters of orange and red berries. The uppermost part of the fruit spike has small green unripe berries.

The print is titled "Astelia grandis. (Kowhara-whara)" and "A plant with long smooth grass-like leaves and orange colour berries. Forest of the North Island"
Ranunculus pinguis Ranunculus pinguis
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with flowers. Several kidney-shaped leaves are depicted with lobed margins and palmate venation, on long thick petioles. The flowers have five long yellow heart-shaped free petals radiating out from a centre of multiple yellow stamens, on long green pedicels. Semi-open flowers are depicted with hairy pedicels and sepals.

The print is titled "Ranunculus pinguis." and "A handsome plant growing on the mountain ranges of the Middle Island, altitude four to five thousand feet. Flowers yellow. Some of the New Zealand species are the finest known"
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