Colenso William 1868. On the geographic and economic botany of the North Island of New Zealand. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 1(2): 1-58
General description of vegetation of North Island: plant species listed by latitude and altitude, and whether common or localised. Colenso describes plant foods, both cultivated and wild; fibre plants; timber trees and uses; medicinal uses; ornamental and cosmetic uses; dyes.
These uses are described under the individual plant records.
On the geographic and economic botany of the North Island of New Zealand