Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 53
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Hawke's Bay.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

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.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Ornamental. Rather coarse fibre. May be good for whāriki because of its length. Dries darkish fawn.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Most whenu do not release muka easily and para sticks. Every now and then one whenu would release muka and para well.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Lovely all-round flax. Long leaves, good whāriki flax. Also suitable for kete, pīkau and pōtae.

Information sources:

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