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- Aohanga, Awanga
- Matawai Taniwha
- Taeore, Taiore
- Te Mata
- Te Tatua
- Unknown – 'Te Aue Davis'
- Wharariki (41)
- Wharariki (62)
|Source||Waiomatatini, East Coast. Also sent from Taranaki to Botanic Gardens, Wellington in 1870.|
One of few traditional cultivars of variegated harakeke. The whole bush has a yellow appearance, with the bright green leaves striped with a bright sulphur yellow. Short, straight, strong, pointed blades. Orange margin and keel ("like karakaî, Andersen 1907). Few kōrari, with light flower heads.
|Uses||Kelly, in the Flax Commissioners Report 1870, described it as a beautiful plant and it was, and is, valued as ornamental. It is a parent of many modern coloured hybrids. Also produces high quality, shiny, but rather brittle fibre.|
|Muka extraction||Muka extracts effortlessly and para removes with finger nails. Fibre is silky and white.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Whenu hard to soften because of high fibre content. In general lovely and pliable raranga flax.|