Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston 31
Source Source: Rene Orchiston Urewera.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston

One of the few traditional variegated cultivars. Medium height, straight, strong, very wide green blades unevenly striped with white. Gothic pointed. Very few, very small flower heads. Much wider blades than Aohanga.

Uses Source: Rene Orchiston

Ornamental. Strong but poor quality fibre.

Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri Muka extracts cleanly, para removes well with fingernails. Similar to Parekoritawa. Medium amount of fibre.
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri Whenu soften easily. Edges fray and whenu tends to split. Average raranga flax.

Information sources:

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