|Source||Tawatapu district, south of Gisborne. Named after a chief of the region.|
Short bush, bendy leaves, with reddish-brown margin and keel. Small flower heads with heavy seed pods.
Green kete variety . Not good for stripping as fibre breaks. The seed pods were used to dye fabric.
|Muka extraction||Small amount of muka extracts well, para removes easily. Lovely silky quality.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Small bush, short leaves. Great raranga flax with easy to soften, leathery and strong whenu.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|