|Source||Torere, Eastern Bay of Plenty. From Mick Pendergrast.|
Medium height, fairly straight, strong, soft leaf. Pale green with orange-brown margin and keel. Very few kōrari. Seldom flowers.
|Notes||Also known as Hirakaóa name for fibre resembling silk.|
Strips easily and cleanly (with care) into white, delicate, silky fibre. Needs hardly any dressing to prepare it for use in soft, fine muka kete.
|Muka extraction||Muka extracts effortlessly, para removes with fingernails or just falls off. Fibre strong, smooth and long. Excellent muka flax.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Typical muka flax. Edges of whenu fray when softened, whenu easily splits. Even though leaf contains large amount of fibre, whenu soften easily because of small amount of green leaf matter. Makes strong raranga.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|