Knightia excelsa (Proteaceae) - Plate 540

Joseph Banks

New Zealand (Parts 20 - 27)

Line engraving by Gabriel Smith, after Sydney Parkinson (1769). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Tolaga Bay, New Zealand (23 October - 29 October 1769) Opoorage, New Zealand (5 November - 15 November 1769) Commonly called 'Rewarewa', this is one of the most distinctive New Zealand trees. It grows to about 30 metres heigh and is found throughout North Island and in the South Island at Marlborough Sound.


This print is also illustrated as Plate 52 on page 121 of Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage, published by Thames & Hudson Ltd 

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