Story: Ferns and lycophytes

‘Blue book’ illustration (2nd of 2)

‘Blue book’ illustration

This silhouette of a spleenwort comes from the first edition of H. B. Dobbie’s New Zealand ferns. Later editions had more comprehensive text and used photographic images.

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How to cite this page:

Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Ferns in New Zealand culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by Patrick Brownsey, published 24 Sep 2007