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A man standing beneath the huge flower stalk of an agave shawii (Shaw's agave), with a lancewood on the right, Circa early 1900s?

Reference Number: APG-2095-1/2-G

An unidentified man standing beneath the huge flower stalk of an agave shawii plant, giving an indication of its height, with a native lancewood to the right. Unknown location. Photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Lancewood and Agaves.

Part of:
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00048 (2024 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Agave shawii blooms only when 15 years old or more. It has a huge flower stalk between 15 and 40 feet high, after which the plant dies leaving suckers that grow into replacement plants.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "A P Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

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