Tall, rather bendy, medium green leaves
Good all purpose harakeke. Good whāriki variety. May be used for piupiu although para adheres slightly. Dries very hard and strong. Medium quantity of fibre. Dries to greenish-fawn when boiled for one minute and a deeper shade unboiled. Kelly, one of the Flax Commissioners in Taranaki (1870), said its very strong fibre was used for fishing lines.
|Muka extraction||Only small amount of muka extracts. Rest of fibre embedded in lower layers of leaf and cannot be extracted. Para sticks. Fibre weak and keeps breaking off.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Whenu feel strong and are of good length and even thickness. A good flax for kete, whāriki and pīkau. Whenu soften well and are pliable.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|