|Source||Matawai, near Waioeka Gorge, East Coast.|
Very tall, slightly bendy variety. Leaves a yellowy–bronze colour with darker shadings. Reddish–brown margin and keel. Very tall seed heads. Bright salmon red inside cut blade
Kete variety. Also good for whāriki as it produces long strips which dry to a corn yellow shade. Gives good contrast when used in patterns. Better not boiled. For whāriki just drag through boiling water. Roots used for medicinal purposes.
|Muka extraction||Muka extracts well, para removes fairly well. Fibre brittle and fluffs up easily. Small to medium amount of fibre.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Lovely, supple flax for raranga. Easy to soften and waxy enough for good tension.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|