Short to medium height. Shiny, pale leaves. Long seed pods which droop and are slightly twisted.
Better quality fibre than other wharariki. When woven into a soft kete, dries slightly yellow.
|Muka extraction||Small amount of weak muka. Para and some leaf matter sticks to fibre.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Great beginner's flax. Whenu soften easily, are pliable and shiny. Works well for small objects like putiputi, earrings, bracelets, belts, etc. Not strong enough for kete.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|