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Name/Title
A large woody fungi. It is a brown 'blob' of dried harden fungi. There are bits of leaves or grassy stuff coming out from parts.
Accession No
A100.640

Name/Title
A large woody fungi. It is a brown 'blob' of dried harden fungi. There are bits of leaves adhered to some areas. Moss covering parts near the top.
Accession No
A100.641

Name/Title
Auricularia cornea: Wood ear fungus. It is a thin ear shaped fungi growing on a branch.
Accession No
A100.796

Name/Title
Pressed Ferns within a Croxley li-flat school sketch book. The Book is hard cardboard top and bottom with pages bound by a cord stitched between the covered and pages. It is white with green writing. Each page has 1-4 species on it.
Accession No
A100.874

Small pad with some pressed ferns. The pad is a Croxley bond one with lined pages.
Accession No
A100.875

Name/Title
An album of pressed ferns.The album has a hard cover and is bound by blue ribbon. The internal pages are plain and unlined with pressed ferns.
Accession No
A100.876

Name/Title
Pressed ferns. Fixed to white conservation card. Separated by tissue and placed in a grey box. Originally each specimen was laying between folded newspaper in an brown envelope.
Accession No
A100.877

Name/Title
A hard covered book with parchment pages. The covers are loose from age. Some of the parchment pages are loose. Inside on each page is a pressed dried plant. The spine of the book was red which most of it is now missing and broken.
Accession No
A100.878

Two brown boxes with manila folders with cards of pressed and dried Hebe specimens. The specimens were pressed by Alistair MacDonald who also wrote a key to identifying species within the group. Each card is labelled with the plant name, locality and date of collection. With the plants also are his records, key, articles and other resources he used to collect and study the group. His notes are archived here at Puke Ariki. Each card is labelled with an 'A' number that Macdonald used to recorded each specimen.
Accession No
A100.879

An arrangement of pressed ferns presented in an ornate gilt frame.
Accession No
A66.457

Name/Title
Black leather-bound book of fern and fern allies. Collected by Charles E. deVol in New York, Ohio and China. Specimens were collected in the 1930s. Includes information of habitat, altitude (sometimes) and generic name. Box also includes eight separate pieces of card with pink paper flaps containing pressed ferns but no accompanying information. These are possibly New Zealand natives according to the label on the box.
Accession No
A70.612

Red leather album with gold embossed title: "Ferns of N Z, Whangamomona 17/4/10". Arranged ferns and moss have been glued onto card pages with pink interleaves. Of the 19 arrangements, only five include labels.
Accession No
A70.613

34 pages originally from "The Royal Drawing Book". Leaves attached by slits in page. Labels glued in contain botanical, Maori and common names. Also height that specimen is collected from.
Accession No
A70.614

36 pages of pressed leaves. Leaves attached by slits in page. Labelled with botanical, Maori and common names (where known) also heights from which leaves were picked.
Accession No
A70.615

Seventeen folders of botanical specimens attached by slips of paper. Fourteen of these contain different species of the Veronica genus. Collected from different parts of New Zealand. Also includes ranuculus, clematis, myosotis, gentianea, slytedess, carmichaelia.
Accession No
A70.616

Two folders containing pressed botanical specimens taped to pages. One has 42 pages; the other 53 pages. Specimens collected in the 1950's by Dr Ian Bayly. Information with specimen includes botanical name, habitat, locality, and altitude.
Accession No
A70.617

Twenty nine botanical specimens colected in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. during the 1860s-1920s. Includes specimens from collections of members of the Academy of Natural Sciences Phila. Botanical Club Collection. Collected by the Late Rev. Blundell.
Accession No
A70.618

Name/Title
Green cloth bound book containing pressed ferns in the first half of the book with tissue paper flaps attached to top of page separating pages. Back section of book appears incomplete; ferns are not glued in - just enclosed within the pages. Some pages are falling out.
Accession No
A70.619

Carapace from a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Oval dome shape. Very dark green (almost appears black) with yellow marbling. One of the large dorsal epithelial "scales" and two small posteria "scales" are chipped exposing underlying dermal bone. The dorsal surface is quite scratched.
Accession No
A70.670

Name/Title
Carapace of unknown turtle species. Almost circular. Has been varnished - is reddish brown. The periferal "scales" and the adjacent ones appear to be partially worn away. The carapace scutes are not overlapping.
Accession No
A70.672

Turtle carapace from Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Oval in shape. Brown plates marbled with yellow. The plates overlap indicating it was a young specimen. Two outer posterior plates are partially missing.
Accession No
A70.673

Name/Title
Tortise carapace. Carapace is highly domed. Fawn and grey colouration. Crack down left side. Only half of the spinal column present. Smooth cut where carapace would have joined to the plastron.
Accession No
A70.674

Name/Title
Stuffed adolescent alligator in poor condition. It is severely embrittled and fragile. Extremities such as feet, tail, leg joints and scales have suffered losses. A grey compound has been used to fill holes and recesses, such as around the jaw and along the incision made on the underbelly. The eyes are plain opaque white oval shapes.
Accession No
A70.676

Name/Title
A shed snake skin. The incomplete light brown skin is broken in two pieces with long scales lying transversely on the ventral side. There are small circular and oval scales on the dorsal side and cream skin on the interconnecting scales.
Accession No
A70.678

Name/Title
Three snake skins - possibly cobra? Cut down middle of ventral side.
a) head missing. Anterior portion is brown and blue - white. Posterior portion is cream with brown transverse stripes. 153cm long, width 10cm
b) Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 143cm max length, max width 12cms.
c) Same as b) 131 cm long. max width 11cms.
Accession No
A70.679
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