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Sticherus cunninghamii. Waekura. Umbrella fern.

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Gleichenia cunninghamii

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tapuwae kōtuku (also a pattern in weaving); waekura (Williams 1971

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The sap of this fern is a powerful narcotic (Charles Jeffs, 1888, note on pressed specimen in King Tawhiao Collection, Te Papa).

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28 May 2007
12 June 2020
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