New Zealand Plants and their Story
New Zealand Plants
and their Story
Illustrated with 71 Photographs.
"The traveller, from whatever country, on arriving in New Zealand, finds himself surrounded by a vegetation that is almost wholly new to him, with little that is at first sight striking, except the Tree-fern and Cordyline of the northern parts, and nothing familiar, except possibly the Mangrove; and as he extends his investigations into the Flora, with the exception of Pomaderris and Leptospermum, he finds few forms that remind him of other countries."—J. D. Hooker, "Flora Novae-Zelandiae," Vol. i; Introductory Essay; Nov., 1853.
Wellington. John Mackay, Government Printer. 1910.page break