Sort Ascending
filters
More Options
Shortlist
  •   Add All to Shortlist
Name/Title
A thick, twisted stump of wood taken from an unusually large boxthorn plant.
Accession No
TM2000.258

Name/Title
Approximately one tablespoon of boxthorn seeds in a plastic jar. There are traces of desiccated berry flesh also present.
Accession No
TM.2000.240

Name/Title
Wooden fern press with one leather binding strap (the other is missing) containing 44 thick mount cards with specimens affixed and labelled and 8 loose specimens in paper fold-over folders. The press is wraped in soft foam for protection.
Accession No
A97.002

Name/Title
A two tone brown snake skin that has been shed.
Accession No
A96.612

Single tree root - quite narrow and straight - with a large brown warty bulbous growth at one end. Growth has quite a flat top and droops down underneath on one side a little. Root has bark on it (moderate areas of bark loss evident however), and has been cut. In fair condition - there is a large crack (almost "t" shaped) extending from one side of the head to the other and if given a good enough knock would break. Small patches af surface loss due to item being knocked etc during previous storage.
Accession No
A96.329

Single tree root - quite narrow and slightly curved - with a large brown warty bulbous growth at one end. Root has bark on it (moderate areas of bark loss evident however), and has been broken off rather than cut. Good example. In fairly good condition. Small patches af surface loss due to item being knocked etc during previous storage. But nothing of any great significance.
Accession No
A96.328

Short length of tree root with a large brown warty bulbous growth at one end. Stubble of tree root still has bark on it and has been broken off rather than cut. Fairly good example. In good condition. Small amount of surface loss evident due to being bumped/knocked in previous storage, handling, transportation etc.
Accession No
A96.327

Single tree root with large brown bulbous warty growth at one end. Root is slightly "L"-shaped. End not affected by parasite is cut on the diagonal. Good example. In fairly good condition - small amount of surface loss evident where item has been knocked or bumped in previous storage / transportation.
Accession No
A96.326

Name/Title
Snake skin (previously A70.679c)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 131 cm long. max width 11cms.
Accession No
A95.792

Name/Title
Snake skin (previously A70.679b)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 143cm max length, max width 12cms.
Accession No
A95.791

Name/Title
Cordyceps robertsii (Vegetable catepillar). The fungus has taken over the body of a native moth with Aoraia dinodes or Dumbletonius sp. The body is brown and dried. The outline of the segments can still be seen. The long stalks are part of the fungus and would be attached to the catepillar body.
Accession No
A95.680

Name/Title
Light coloured (almost cane-like in appearance) piece of wood. "V"-shaped with one end curving downwards towards the base forming an upside down "U". Small bulbous knot at base of "V". Both ends have been worked. Whole piece has been polished.
Accession No
A95.678

A large book of dressed fern specimens. Miss A.F Barnicoat. Richmond.
It is a blu
Accession No
A85.285

Name/Title
Kauri Gum thread contained in a cardboard box with a pane of glass taped into the lid. "Very Fragile!!" is written on a sticker on the lid.
Accession No
A80.113

Name/Title
A Striped skink specimen (Leidopisma striatum) preserved in formalin. It has a brown back with grey dorsolateral bands. Ventral side speckled. Tail is cream. Appears to have become discoloured - probably due to the lizard having shed its tail and regrown another.
Accession No
A70.736

Name/Title
Branched twisty piece of wood bearing many wooden flowers. Diameter of flowers 0.5 to 4cm.
Accession No
A70.728

Name/Title
Piece of wooden parasitic plant. Incorporates four wooden flowers. Flowers are large with a diameter of 6 to 8 cms.
Accession No
A70.727

Dactylanthus taylori - length of root with two brown warty growths at the end. One growth is considerably larger than the other (4-5 times the size). The large growth is attached to the end of the main root while the smaller one is attached to a lateral root. Root is curved and has been cut at one end. In good condition - although some surface and bark loss is evident - probably due to previous storage, handling or transportation.
Accession No
A70.726

Twenty nine stems with flowers. This plant is parasitic and the flowers are wooden. Dactylanthus from Mangapehi (?) Also several articles copied by hand from newspapers of the 1930s about this plant.
Accession No
A70.712

Name/Title
Six envelopes containing pressed plants.
A/ Silk spun by Peg's silkworms. Two bundles of cream silk thread bound together with wool.
B/ "ilkweed' plant from logs (in England) and Ireland. Obtained in Achiel Island, Ireland.
C/ Edelweiss from Ernslaur 0 Leontopodium alpinum
D/ Fern under which gray wrote his Elegy, Blanch 1911 (i.e. Blacch Halcombe)
E/ Tiny pressed flowers and leaves - flowers have a pinkish tinge.
F/ Pressed furry cream flowers with silky feathery plant.
Accession No
A70.710

Name/Title
Double coconut - kidney shaped and dark brown. Joined along middle. Grooved on one side and polished smooth on the other.
Accession No
A70.697

Name/Title
Two eggs in formalin in a glass specimen jar. The eggs have been tentatively identified as Tuatara eggs.
Accession No
A70.691

Name/Title
A Hochstetter's frog ( Leiopelma hochstetteri ) specimen preserved in formalin and contained in a glass specimen jar. The specimen has a dark brown back and its ventral side is dark brown and speckled. The outer layer appears to be flaking off. Toes partially webbed.
Accession No
A70.685

Name/Title
Frog preserved in 70% ethanol in a glass jar with a white plastic lid. Frog has an olive green dorsal surface with a yellow stripe. Ventral side is yellow. Black toes appear to be webbed.
Accession No
A70.682

Name/Title
A yellow bellied sea snake (Pelamus platurus) specimen preserved in formalin and held in a tubular plastic container. The snake appears a mixture of light yellow and dark yellow. An accompanying handwritten note with the specimen reads " Pelamus platurus (Yellow bellied sea snake) /No data but probably one of 5 found on Taranaki coast during the summer of 1933 (Philips 1941). "

Has been transfered to glass jar with white lid and filled with 70% ethanol
Accession No
A70.680
Loading...