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Title / Object name
Object Type
art print
Description
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a tree with flowers. Two brown branching stems are depicted with alternate and opposite leaves. The dark green leaf blades are spear-shaped with pinnate venation. The flowers are at the terminal ends of the stalks. The flowers have a multitude of long red stamens with brown tips, with a green inferior ovary. Some flowers are depicted as green and red buds.

The print is titled "Metrosideros robusta (Rata)" and "A tall and beautiful forest tree abundant in the North and Middle Islands. Flowers scarlet. There are several species of Rata."
Art Collection Number
AC1088

Title / Object name
Object Type
art print
Description
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a Poroporo shrub with fruit. A brown stem is depicted with alternate leaves on petioles. The dark green leaf blades are lance-shaped and lobed with pinnate venation. Green oval berries hang in a many branching cluster on green stalks with green pointed sepals.

The print is titled "Solanum aviculare. (Poroporo)" and "A shurb very common in the North Island, quickly springing up wherever the forest has been cleared. Leaves vary from 4-10 inches long. Berry yellow, edible."
Art Collection Number
AC1089

Object Type
art print
Description
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. One branching green stalk is depicted with compound leaves. The leaflets are small and elliptical, in an odd pinnate formation. There are small clusters of solitary hanging flowers on long pedicels. The flowers are bilateral with long, curved, pointed petals, similar in shape to a parrot’s beak. The petals are predominantly white-brown with pink tinges.

The print is titled "Clianthus puniceus (Kowhaingutu - kaka)" and "A shurb with scarlet flowers; now generally cultivated in gardens. A genus of most beautiful plants consisting of an Australian (Sturt's Pea) and a New Zealand species".
Art Collection Number
AC1090

Object Type
art print
Description
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a plant with flowers. Two green branching stems are depicted with alternate leaves on long green petioles. The large oval leaf blades are green on top and grey underneath with pinnate venation. Clusters of flowers are at the terminal ends of the stems on long green stalks. The flowers have five round white petals with green centres on green pedicels. Some flowers are depicted as oval buds.

The print is titled "Ourisa macrophylla (Mountain Primula)" and "A lovely species from Mount Egmont range. It flowers in January. The flowers are pure white. Ruahine Range and Upper Wairua".
Art Collection Number
AC1091

Object Type
art print
Description
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 branch. The green-brown fronds have a smooth, leathery appearance, with small pointed alternate leaflets on a thick green axis.

The print is titled "Asplenium flaccidum" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "NGA MAKAWE A RAUKATAURI" and "Grows on the branches of trees throughout New Zealand. One of the most variable ferns known".
Art Collection Number
AC1092

Object Type
art print
Description
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with fruit. Two branching brown stems are depicted. The green acuminate-shaped leaves have parallel venation. The red and green round berries have pointed bottoms, in many branched clusters.

The print is titled "Rhipogonum scandens. (Supple-jack)" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "KAREAO or PIRITA" and "Tall climbing plant with long and slender stems forming interwoven wiry masses in the forest very difficult to penetrate. Flowers very small greenish while berries bright scarlet variable in size. Abundant throughout New Zealand. The long underground root stocks have been used as Sarsaparilla and the stems for basket work and hurdles."
Art Collection Number
AC1093
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