|Source||Waiomatatini, East Coast, North Island.|
Medium height. White stripes along the pale green leaf.
Decorative cultivar. Selwyn (1847) and Best (1909) mention its strong coarse fibre used for rough garments, floormats and kete. "Ko te wharanui, ko te awanga tona ingoa he taroa" (Williams 1971). The Awanga used by the NZ Department of Agriculture earlier this century in breeding trials for the flax industry is a different cultivar.
|Muka extraction||Small amount of dull, brittle muka. Muka extracts cleanly but para sticks to fibre.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Lovely, strong raranga flax. Butt end of whenu a bit hard to soften.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|