|Source||Tawatapu district, south of Gisborne.|
Short to medium height. Straight, strong, narrow, tapered, yellow-green blades. Orange margin and keel. Similar to, but not as strong as Tāpoto. Very few, small flower heads.
Abundant, shiny, very strong but brittle fibre. May be used for piupiu but not as strong as other varieties. Cleans easily of para. Dries white.
|Muka extraction||Muka extracts fairly well. Some leaf matter sticks to fibre. Para removes effortlessly and fibre is silky, strong and a white-greenish colour. Medium to large amount of fibre.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Lovely raranga flax. Whenu soften well, lots of fibre makes for strong raranga. Only disadvantage is lack of length.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|