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Green kete harakeke. Not good for muka.
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Cultivar No Source: Rene Orchiston  48
Source Source: Rene Orchiston  Tawatapu district, south of Gisborne.
Description Source: Rene Orchiston Short, bendy variety . Overall bush has a dark appearance. Rito blades are a bronze colour. Reddish-brown margin and keel. Brownish-purple kōrari. Flowers well.
Uses Source: Rene Orchiston  Green kete harakeke. Not good for muka.
Muka extraction Source: Katarina Tawiri  With care, small amount of muka extracts. Some leaf matter sticks to fibre, para sticks also. Fibre weak, easily damaged when para removed with knife. Feels like Wharariki (Phormium cookianum).
Raranga - unboiled Source: Katarina Tawiri  Easy to soften. Good beginners flax. Whenu soft and supple. Could work well for whāriki.

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