Lygodium articulatum, Adiantum hispidulum and Polypodium cunninghamii

Hetley, Georgina Burne
Production date
Circa 1880
Current rights
Public Domain
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Watercolour on paper depicting three different plant species.

1 Lygodium articulatum also known as mangemange, bushman's mattress and makamaka. The plant has very slender stems of brown and long narrow green leaves.

2 Adiantum hispidulum also known as rosy maidenhair fern, rough maidenhair fern and five-finger jack. The plant is fern-like in appearance with slender stems and dark red and green fronds/leaflets.

3 Polypodium cunninghamii also known as Loxogramme dictyopteris or lance fern. The plant is a long narrow green frond with large brown circles known as sori.

Signed. Undated.
Production date
Circa 1880
Production place
Production technique
Height x Width: 365 x 260mm
Height x Width: 456 x 355mm
G. B. Hetley, Signature, Handwritten
1 Lygodium articulatum
2 Adiantum hispidulum
3 Polypodium cunninghamii, Inscription, Handwritten
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Subject date
Credit line
gifted by the Misses Hetley
Other number(s)
48/4/77, 34163
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