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Microlaena stipoides. Meadow rice grass. Pātītī.

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Southern Māori say that pātītī, ake-rautaki and other vegetation growing on Takitimu Mountains have a peculiar scent of their own. (Beattie 1920).

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Hills round Dunedin harbour covered with trees or rice grass (Shortland 1851).

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28 May 2007
24 June 2010
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