Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka)

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Artist: Emily Harris
Publisher: H.D. Jackson
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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]
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Sheet = 308 h x 246 w
Sheet = Height x Width (mm) = 308 x 246mm
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Emily Harris (circa 1837 - 1925). Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka). Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1063

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