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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"
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"
Podocarpus ferruginea (Miro) Podocarpus ferruginea (Miro)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with flowers. One branching light brown stem is depicted with closely bunched, compound leaves. The green leaf blades are small and linear. Interspersed between leaves are solitary red-orange oval berries on stalks.

The print is titled "Podocarpus ferruginea (Miro)" and "A lofty timber tree 50-80 feet high, common in the forest throughout New Zealand, one of the Black Pines of the Settlers. The red berries have a strong taste of turpentine, and are greedily eaten by birds, especially pigeons"
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"
Rannunculus lyallii (Mt. Cook lily) Rannunculus lyallii (Mt. Cook lily)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with flowers. Two round leaves are depicted with wavy margins and rotate venation, attached centrally to long thick petioles. Several flower stalks are depicted with stems seeming to pierce the lobed leaves. The flowers have long wedge-shaped petals radiating out from a centre of multiple orange stamens, on green pedicels. Some flowers are depicted as white buds with pointed green sepals.

The print is titled "Rannunculus Lyallii. (Mount Cook Lily)" and "A very handsome plant two to four feet high. Leaves often fifteen inches in diameter. Flowers waxy-white two to four inches in diameter. Milford Sound, Lyall and Southern Alps. The most noble species of the genus".
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"
Rhipogonum scandens (supplejack) Kareao or Pirita Rhipogonum scandens (supplejack) Kareao or Pirita
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."
Senecio hectori Senecio hectori
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. A white leaf stem and green flower stem are depicted. The leaf blades are large and oval-shaped with serrated margins, green on top and white underneath, with pinnate venation. The cluster of flowers has long white free pointed petals radiating out from a yellow centre with green pointed sepals.

The print is titled "Senecio Hectori." and "A remarkably handsome shrub six to twelve feet high. Found by Sir James Hector on the Buller River, Nelson Province 1872. Flowers abundantly in January. Flowers white with yellow centres. It is the most beautiful of its species."
Solanum aviculare (Poroporo) Solanum aviculare (Poroporo)
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."
Solanum aviculare (Poroporo) Solanum aviculare (Poroporo)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. Two brown stems are depicted with alternate leaves. The leaf blades are lance-shaped and lobed with pinnate venation. At the terminal ends of the stems are small clusters of flowers. The flowers have five joined pointed petals with yellow centres and green sepals. Some flowers are depicted as oval cream buds with green sepals.

The print is titled "Solanum aviculare. (Poroporo)" and "Shrub common in the North Island. Leaves very dark green. Flowers lilac."
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