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Carmichaelia australis. Mākaka. NZ broom.

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Carmichaelia aligera, Carmichaelia flagelliformis

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mākaka;  maukorotainokataunoka (Taylor 1855), taranagahape, neinei (according to Lyall,  in Williams 1971

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"a kind of broom bearing a small white pencilled pea flower" (Taylor 1870)

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"there is a saying, that taunoka has no heart, and a bad man is compared to it" (Taylor 1855)

E rito koe ki te taunoka - proverbial expression applied to an unreliable vacillating person (Williams 1971)

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28 May 2007
1 June 2020
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