Pseudopanax crassifolius -
Horoeka - Lancewood

 

 

The dramatic juvenile stage of this forest tree with comparative detail of adult leaf spray and ripe seeds are featured in this plate. A tight line etch is overlaid with aquatint that is finished with burnished highlights. The central ribs of the juvenile leaves and the purplish-black fruit are hand coloured after the plate has been inked and printed in six colours.