Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 9
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Arawa
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

Medium to tall bush, bendy, wide, soft and shiny blades. Pale yellow-green with a very pale cream margin and keel. Produces flower heads on very dark purple stems, and later, rather droopy, twisted seed pods.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Easy to work with. Good for green kete, toys, etc. Do not boil.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Carefully done, a small amount of muka can be extracted. Para sticks, removes with knife.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Tight raranga achieved as very pliable and thin leaves. Edges stay clean. Similar green-yellow colour as Paoa, although range of shades not as varied.

Information sources:

Source: Rene Orchiston Rene Orchiston Source: Katarina Tawiri Katarina Tawiri Source: Rob Smissen Rob Smissen Source: Sue Scheele Sue Scheele