Kōrero: New Zealand species overseas

Kōwhai in London

This illustration of a flowering kōwhai, growing in a garden in Chelsea, London, appeared in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine in 1791. The tree grew from a seed brought from New Zealand by James Cook’s botanist, Joseph Banks. For protection during severe winter weather, it was covered with mats.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Rare Periodicals Collection, Special Printed Collections
Reference: SPC 06/688

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ross Galbreath, 'New Zealand species overseas - Early exports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/10061/kowhai-in-london (accessed 24 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Ross Galbreath, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007