Very tall, up to 3 m. Overall bush has a pinkish bronze appearance, as the young leaves have crimson coloured veining along the bronze leaf. Red margin and keel. No kōrari.
Ornamental. Rather coarse fibre. May be good for whāriki because of its length. Dries darkish fawn.
|Muka extraction||Most whenu do not release muka easily and para sticks. Every now and then one whenu would release muka and para well.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Lovely all-round flax. Long leaves, good whāriki flax. Also suitable for kete, pīkau and pōtae.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|