Aristotelia racemosa, Gaultheria antipoda, Cyathodes empetrifolia, Hymenanthera crassifolia and Libertia grandiflora

Hetley, Georgina Burne
Production date
Circa 1880
Current rights
Public Domain
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Watercolour on paper depicting several types of plants clustered together. Each plant is labelled with a number from one to five.

1 Aristotelia racemosa also known as Aristotelia serrata, makomako, mako and wineberry. The plant has large green leaves with serrated edges, small pink flowers and red and black berries.

2 Gaultheria antipoda also known as snowberry, false beech, fools beech, bush snowberry, tawiniwini, takapo and taupuku. The plant has green leaves that are round with bluntly serrated edges. The plant has a number of small, white, bell-shaped flowers and small pink berries.

3 Cyathodes empetrifolia also known as Androstoma empetrifolia or mountain mikimiki. The plant has slender wiry branches with fury green branchlets and red berries.

4 Hymenanthera crassifolia also known as Melicytus crassifolius or thick-leaved mahoe. The plant has branches with clusters of small dark green oval shaped leaves and a number of white berries or fruit.

5 Libertia grandiflora also known as mikoikoi and New Zealand iris. The plant has long tufts of green and gold flax like leaves with a number of yellow flower buds.

The word toropuka is written in pencil along the bottom edge.

Unsigned. Undated.
Production date
Circa 1880
Production place
Production technique
Height x Width: 364 x 246mm
1 Aristotelia racemosa 2 Gaultheria antipoda 3 Cyathodes empetrifolia 4 Hymenanthera crassifolia 5 Libertia grandiflora, Inscription
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Credit line
gifted by the Misses Hetley
Other number(s)
48/4/26, 34249
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