|Source||Gisborne, East Coast. Tupurupuru was a chief of Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and lived about 12 km inland from Gisborne.|
Medium to tall in height, slightly bendy. Leaves dull olive green, soft, but strong. Chocolate-coloured margin and keel. 4–8 cm of brownish smudging at the tips of the young blades (Anderson, 1907, suggests "for the length of a fingerî). Tall, pointed seed pods.
|Notes||Known as Tarariki in Taranaki District.|
Ordinary purposes, kete, whāriki. The long blades are suitable for whāriki if just dragged through boiling water, not boiled.
|Muka extraction||Medium amount of muka and para removes easily.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Rather narrow leaves producing long whenu. Soft and pliable. Whenu are smooth and slippery. So hard to keep tension. Could be good whāriki flax.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|