February 21. Arrive at Auckland this morning about 10:00am and drove to Central Hotel. Great crowd here. Dried plants and got ready to go north tomorrow into kauri forests. Auckland has no botanical garden, but pleasant little park on hill top, with statuary and a few good trees and flowerbeds. Will probably have to go north alone as Mr Kling has decided to go home via San Francisco. February 22. Cynthia dealbata – tree fern silver bark Dicksonia linata Cynthia madularis, largest 70 feet high Dicksonia squarrosa Cynthia Cunninghamii Dicksonia fibrosa Alsophylla colensii Tomaria (tree-like) discolour Tomaria (tree-like) Fraseri S H [T F] Cheeseman, Auckland Institute
[Cyathea and Dicksonia are families of tree ferns. The species should read as follows: Cyathea dealbata Tree fern white-silver Cyathea medullaris Largest tree fern to 70 feet, black Cyathea cunninghamii Gully tree fern Cyathea colensoi Golden tree fern (originally Alsophila colensii) Dicksonia
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
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