Story: Ferns and lycophytes

Fern album (1st of 2)

Fern album

Colonial settlers sometimes sent collections of pressed ferns assembled into an album to their friends and relatives in Britain. This exquisite marquetry work by Anton Seuffert uses native timbers to illustrate a filmy fern and a maidenhair fern on an album cover.

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Ferns in New Zealand culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007