Kōrero: European discovery of plants and animals

Mt Cook lily (2 o 3)

Mt Cook lily

The Mt Cook lily (Ranunculus lyallii) was first described by surgeon David Lyall, who sailed around New Zealand on the Acheron in 1848. It is not in fact a lily but a buttercup – the world’s largest. Lyall was particularly interested in the so-called ‘lower’ groups of plants, such as mosses and lichens.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10056196
Photograph by Rod Morris

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Expeditions and surveys: 1830s–1870s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10974/mt-cook-lily (accessed 14 April 2021)

He kōrero nā John Andrews, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007