Object Detail

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."
Bett Loan Collection
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Print/Art/Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 308 x 246mm
Measurement Description
Sheet = 308 h x 246 w
Media and Materials
Media and Materials Description
Credit Line
Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Solanum aviculare (Poroporo). Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1061

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