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The Larkworthy Table - made from New Zealand woods, and inlaid with 37 species of New Zealand ferns. Table was exhibited at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886 Featured Ferns & mosses Image

The Larkworthy Table - made from New Zealand woods, and inlaid with 37 species of New Zealand ferns. Table was exhibited at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886

fern table in the directors house Table Presented to Kew by Miss E.Rose Larkworthy, 1945. In remembrance of Falconer Larkworthy. See File 291B No.22 - The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum).
- The table has undergone major restoration in 1992 at David Horden's workshop;most notably a large crack running through the centre of the table was repaired. See file QL291B No.22
The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum). Fern table in the directors house Table Presented to Kew by Miss E.Rose Larkworthy, 1945. In remembrance of Falconer Larkworthy. See File 291B No.22 - The background of the table top is probably figured Totara (Podocarpus totara), with some of the larger inlays of Rewa (Knightia excelsa) and Kauri (Agathis australis). The light coloured wood is probably White Pine or Kahikatea (Podocarpus dacrydiodes) and the wood used for reddish brown inlays Rimu or Red Pine (Dacrydium cupressinum).
- The table has undergone major restoration in 1992 at David Horden's workshop;most notably a large crack running through the centre of the table was repaired. See file QL291B No.22

© RBG KEW

765. Sandal Wood and Opossum Mouse, West Australia Featured Ferns & mosses Image

765. Sandal Wood and Opossum Mouse, West Australia

The Opossum Mouse is the smallest of all the marsupials. It is an herbivorous animal, living in tree ferns, and of nocturnal habits. Its prehensile tail is in constant use. The artist had three alive in London for some time. They are most gentle, and

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Leaves, Marianne North, Opossum Mouse, Painting, West Australia

495. Screw-Pines, Palms and Ferns, from path near Venn's Town, M Featured Ferns & mosses Image

495. Screw-Pines, Palms and Ferns, from path near Venn's Town, M

The Screw Pine (Pandanus sechellarum, Balf. f.) on the left is the same species as that in 480, and exhibits perhaps the maximum intensity of aerial root-formation. In front, on the right, is a tuft of Asplenium Nidus, Linn., with the tree fern (Cyat

© RBG KEW

Art, Artist, Landscape, Leaves, Mahe, Marianne North, Painting, Plams, Venns Town