Image: Grasses and orchid specimens

Grasses and orchid specimens

Grasses and orchid specimens from the plant collection of Helena Scott, collected in Sydney, Newcastle and Ash Island from 1862 to 63. AMS151/3/96-101

Plant names from Helens Scott's labels: Briza, cyrtostylis longifolia, Cyprus hydra 


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These are from a collection of pressed botanical specimens made by Helena Scott in the 1860's.  Most plants were labelled with their botanical names of the time and, where possible, these names have been updated. They may have been hosts to Lepidoptera and used as references for the illustrations Helena and her sister Harriet created for their father, A.W. Scott. 

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