Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 33
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Urewera.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

Tall, straight with wide, green, strong blades. Pale yellow keel and margins. Seldom sends up flower heads.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Good for ladies piupiu because of the long blades. With care, will strip fairly easily into long strips of white silky fibre. For kete it dries to a pale fawn when boiled for one minute. Fawn when unboiled.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Muka extracts exceptionally cleanly. Para removes effortlessly. Fibre white, smooth and silky. Medium amount of fibre. Excellent muka flax
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Whenu soften easily. Edges fray and release muka strands. Typical muka flax reminding me of Makaweroa but with slightly less fibre.

Information sources:

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