Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 32
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Tawatapu district, south of Gisborne. Named after a chief of the region.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

Short bush, bendy leaves, with reddish-brown margin and keel. Small flower heads with heavy seed pods.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Green kete variety . Not good for stripping as fibre breaks. The seed pods were used to dye fabric.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Small amount of muka extracts well, para removes easily. Lovely silky quality.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Small bush, short leaves. Great raranga flax with easy to soften, leathery and strong whenu.

Information sources:

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