Nancy M. Adams (1926-2007)

By Sienna Latham

Adams, who joined the Dominion Museum as assistant curator of botany in 1959, contributed to nearly forty botanical publications. She was internationally recognized for her skill as an illustrator, and an exhibition of her work travelled the nation between 2003 and 2006. In 2006/7 Te Papa acquired more than ten thousand of Adams's sketches, watercolors, etchings and other works. This set contains just a small sample of some of her most remarkable pieces. More on Adams here: http://clerestories.com/2012/11/07/remembering-nancy-adams/

botany, trees, native, alpine, seaweed, algae, flowers, wellington, illustration

Image: Forest Scene
Forest Scene

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Image: Campanulaceae - Lobelia roughii
Campanulaceae - Lobelia roughii

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Image: Mountain berries
Mountain berries

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Image: Spindrift
Spindrift

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Image: Boraginaceae - Myosotis australis
Boraginaceae - Myosotis australis

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Image: Unidentified Species
Unidentified Species

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Image: Apiaceae - Anisotome haastii
Apiaceae - Anisotome haastii

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Image: Unidentified species
Unidentified species

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Image: Rubiaceae - Nertera scapanioides
Rubiaceae - Nertera scapanioides

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Image: Nothofagaceae - Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides
Nothofagaceae - Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides

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Image: Poaceae - Hierochloe alpina
Poaceae - Hierochloe alpina

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Image: Podocarpaceae - Prumnopitys ferruginea
Podocarpaceae - Prumnopitys ferruginea

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Image: Epacridaceae - Cyathodes colensoi
Epacridaceae - Cyathodes colensoi

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Image: Campanulaceae - Wahlenbergia cartilaginea
Campanulaceae - Wahlenbergia cartilaginea

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Image: Campanulaceae - Pratia angulata
Campanulaceae - Pratia angulata

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Image: Convolulaceae - Calystegia soldanella
Convolulaceae - Calystegia soldanella

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Image: Fabaceae - Corallospartium
Fabaceae - Corallospartium

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Image: Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia
Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia

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Image: Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia
Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia

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Image: Gentianaceae
Gentianaceae

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Image: Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia
Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia

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Image: Asteraceae - Craspedia uniflora
Asteraceae - Craspedia uniflora

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Image: Asteraceae - Leucogenes grandiceps
Asteraceae - Leucogenes grandiceps

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Image: Asteraceae - Haastia sinclairii var. fulvida
Asteraceae - Haastia sinclairii var. fulvida

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Image: Apiaceae - Aciphylla simplex
Apiaceae - Aciphylla simplex

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Image: Ranunculaceae - Clematis forsteri
Ranunculaceae - Clematis forsteri

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Image: Red Seaweeds - Plate 107 - Dasyclonium
Red Seaweeds - Plate 107 - Dasyclonium

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Image: R flavidum
R flavidum

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Image: Verbenaceae - Vitex lucens
Verbenaceae - Vitex lucens

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Image: Scrophulariaceae - unnamed species
Scrophulariaceae - unnamed species

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Image: Araliaceae - Schefflera digitata
Araliaceae - Schefflera digitata

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Image: Ophioglossaceae - Ophioglossum coriaceum
Ophioglossaceae - Ophioglossum coriaceum

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Image: Caryophyllaceae - Colobanthus acicularis
Caryophyllaceae - Colobanthus acicularis

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Unnamed specimen

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Image: Ranunculaceae - Helleborus niger
Ranunculaceae - Helleborus niger

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Image: Ranunculaceae - Runuculus lyalli
Ranunculaceae - Runuculus lyalli

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Image: Ranunculaceae - unnamed specimen
Ranunculaceae - unnamed specimen

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Image: Cyperaceae - Uncinia viridis
Cyperaceae - Uncinia viridis

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Image: Cardiomanes reniforme
Cardiomanes reniforme

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Image: Pyrrosia serpens
Pyrrosia serpens

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Image: Nature print
Nature print

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Image: Lycopodium Scariosum
Lycopodium Scariosum

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Unidentified species

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Image: Scrophulariaceae - Hebe venustula
Scrophulariaceae - Hebe venustula

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Image: Poaceae - Poa pygmaea
Poaceae - Poa pygmaea

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Image: Podocarpaceae - Podocarpus nivalis
Podocarpaceae - Podocarpus nivalis

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Image: Gentianaceae - Gentiana concinna
Gentianaceae - Gentiana concinna

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Image: Cover design for Mount Cook National Park booklet
Cover design for Mount Cook National Park booklet

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Image: Poaceae - Chionochloa australis
Poaceae - Chionochloa australis

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Image: Grossulariaceae - Quintinia acutifolia
Grossulariaceae - Quintinia acutifolia

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Image: Nothofagaceae - Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides
Nothofagaceae - Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides

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Image: Primulaceae - Cyclamen neapolitanum
Primulaceae - Cyclamen neapolitanum

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Image: Ericaceae - Pernettya nana
Ericaceae - Pernettya nana

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Image: Ericaceae - Gaultheria depressa
Ericaceae - Gaultheria depressa

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Image: Droseraceae - Drosera arcturi
Droseraceae - Drosera arcturi

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Unidentified specimen

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Image: Apiaceae - Gingidia enysii
Apiaceae - Gingidia enysii

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Image: Rubiaceae - Coprosma brunnea
Rubiaceae - Coprosma brunnea

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Image: Asteraceae - Raoulia eximia
Asteraceae - Raoulia eximia

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Image: Asteraceae - Raoulia youngii
Asteraceae - Raoulia youngii

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Image: Asteraceae - Celmisia coriacea
Asteraceae - Celmisia coriacea

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Image: Asteraceae - Haastia recurva
Asteraceae - Haastia recurva

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Image: Brassicaceae - Notothlaspi rosulatum
Brassicaceae - Notothlaspi rosulatum

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Image: Ranunculaceae - Anemone fulgens
Ranunculaceae - Anemone fulgens

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Image: Unidentified species
Unidentified species

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Image: Unidentified species
Unidentified species

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Image: Cruciferae - Notothlaspi rosulatum
Cruciferae - Notothlaspi rosulatum

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Image: Rubiaceae - Coprosma parviflora
Rubiaceae - Coprosma parviflora

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Image: Orchidaceae - Pterostylis irsoniana
Orchidaceae - Pterostylis irsoniana

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Image: Cunoniaceae - Weinmannia racemosa
Cunoniaceae - Weinmannia racemosa

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Image: Epacridaceae - Dracophyllum fiordense
Epacridaceae - Dracophyllum fiordense

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Image: Agavaceae - Phormium cookianum
Agavaceae - Phormium cookianum

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Image: Cordyline indivisa
Cordyline indivisa

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Image: Red seaweeds - Plate 57 - Curdiea
Red seaweeds - Plate 57 - Curdiea

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Image: Bown Seaweed - Unidentified species
Bown Seaweed - Unidentified species

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Image: Unnamed
Unnamed

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Image: Trichomanes reniforme
Trichomanes reniforme

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Image: Campanulaceae - Colensoa physaloides
Campanulaceae - Colensoa physaloides

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Image: Glechinia, Lycopodium, lichens and moss
Glechinia, Lycopodium, lichens and moss

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Image: Myrtaceae - unidentified species
Myrtaceae - unidentified species

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Image: Asteraceae - Raoulia mammillaris
Asteraceae - Raoulia mammillaris

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Image: Asteraceae - Olearia angustifolia
Asteraceae - Olearia angustifolia

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Image: Unidentified species
Unidentified species

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Image: Onagraceae - Epilobium alsinoides subsp. atriplicifolium
Onagraceae - Epilobium alsinoides subsp. atriplicifolium

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Image: Anemone
Anemone

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Image: Epacridaceae - Dracophyllum recurvum
Epacridaceae - Dracophyllum recurvum

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