Dysoxylum spectabile (Kohekohe)

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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 a tree with flowers and fruit. A leaf stem is depicted with odd pinnate formation. The green leaf blades are oval-shaped with pinnate venation. A brown ringed trunk is depicted with a hanging branching cluster of flowers. The white flowers have small curled petals radiating out from tubular centres. Some flowers are depicted as small green oval buds. The round green fruit capsules are in a cluster on petioles.

The print is titled "Dysoxylum spectabile. (Kohe-kohe)" and "A handsome forest tree 40-50 feet high, common in the North Island. Flowers waxy-white. Flowers and ripe berries on the tree at the same time. Berries green, with orange colour seeds".
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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). Dysoxylum spectabile (Kohekohe). Handcoloured lithograph on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC1083

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