Story: European exploration

Lace fern

Lace fern

William Colenso was a passionate collector of botanical specimens. On his 1841 journey he collected and described this lace fern, Leptolepia novae-zelandiae.

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - William Colenso and the east coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/11253/lace-fern (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007