Tall, slightly bendy, blue-green leaves with powdery blue underside. Similar to Ruawai. Black margin and keel. Sends up plenty of very tall kōrari with light seed pods.
Mature blades strip well with shell into long strands of fine, silky fibre. Very good for kete as it dries very white when boiled for one minute.
|Muka extraction||Medium amount of muka. Doesn't extract cleanly and para is hard to scrape off with knife. Not a muka flax.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Whenu easy to soften and long. Ideal for whāriki. Whenu pliable and slightly waxy. Good raranga flax.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|