Nancy M. Adams (1926-2007)

A DigitalNZ Story 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

Forest Scene

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Campanulaceae - Lobelia roughii

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Mountain berries

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Spindrift

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Boraginaceae - Myosotis australis

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Unidentified Species

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Apiaceae - Anisotome haastii

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Unidentified species

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Rubiaceae - Nertera scapanioides

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Nothofagaceae - Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides

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Poaceae - Hierochloe alpina

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Podocarpaceae - Prumnopitys ferruginea

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Epacridaceae - Cyathodes colensoi

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Campanulaceae - Wahlenbergia cartilaginea

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Campanulaceae - Pratia angulata

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Convolulaceae - Calystegia soldanella

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Fabaceae - Corallospartium

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Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia

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Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia

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Gentianaceae

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Gentianaceae - Gentiana bellidifolia

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Asteraceae - Craspedia uniflora

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Asteraceae - Leucogenes grandiceps

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Asteraceae - Haastia sinclairii var. fulvida

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Apiaceae - Aciphylla simplex

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Ranunculaceae - Clematis forsteri

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Red Seaweeds - Plate 107 - Dasyclonium

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R flavidum

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Verbenaceae - Vitex lucens

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Scrophulariaceae - unnamed species

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Araliaceae - Schefflera digitata

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Ophioglossaceae - Ophioglossum coriaceum

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Caryophyllaceae - Colobanthus acicularis

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Unnamed specimen

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Ranunculaceae - Helleborus niger

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Ranunculaceae - Runuculus lyalli

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Ranunculaceae - unnamed specimen

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Cyperaceae - Uncinia viridis

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Cardiomanes reniforme

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Pyrrosia serpens

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Nature print

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Lycopodium Scariosum

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Unidentified species

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Scrophulariaceae - Hebe venustula

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Poaceae - Poa pygmaea

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Podocarpaceae - Podocarpus nivalis

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Gentianaceae - Gentiana concinna

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Plate 64 Iridaea lanceolata, Iridea sp

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Unidentified species

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Dodson's Memorial, Arthurs Pass

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Gleicheniaceae - Gleichenia dicarpa

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Grossulariaceae - Quintinia acutifolia

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Nothofagaceae - Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides

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Primulaceae - Cyclamen neapolitanum

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Ericaceae - Pernettya nana

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Ericaceae - Gaultheria depressa

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Droseraceae - Drosera arcturi

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Unidentified specimen

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Apiaceae - Gingidia enysii

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Rubiaceae - Coprosma brunnea

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Asteraceae - Raoulia eximia

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Asteraceae - Raoulia youngii

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Asteraceae - Celmisia coriacea

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Asteraceae - Haastia recurva

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Brassicaceae - Notothlaspi rosulatum

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Ranunculaceae - Anemone fulgens

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Unidentified species

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Unidentified species

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Cruciferae - Notothlaspi rosulatum

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Rubiaceae - Coprosma parviflora

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Orchidaceae - Pterostylis irsoniana

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Cunoniaceae - Weinmannia racemosa

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Epacridaceae - Dracophyllum fiordense

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Agavaceae - Phormium cookianum

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Cordyline indivisa

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Red seaweeds - Plate 57 - Curdiea

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Bown Seaweed - Unidentified species

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Unnamed

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Trichomanes reniforme

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Campanulaceae - Colensoa physaloides

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Glechinia, Lycopodium, lichens and moss

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Myrtaceae - unidentified species

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Asteraceae - Raoulia mammillaris

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Asteraceae - Olearia angustifolia

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Unidentified species

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Onagraceae - Epilobium alsinoides subsp. atriplicifolium

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Anemone

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Epacridaceae - Dracophyllum recurvum

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