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Phormium tenax 'Ngaro'. Harakeke cultivar.

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Harakeke cultivar.

1) Notes from Flax Commissioners Reports 1870, 1871:

Kelly, New Plymouth 1870; not described.

Taranaki Native; Rough garments, ropes only

Jenkins, Waikato; Bluish green leaves, large and long. Black edge at base. Good fibre by machinery. Like ngarowaaka, pupu, poi taniwha, ngutu kaka, tumara, it is distinguished by base of the leaf.

Schnackenburgibid, Raglan; black of all the kinds for all purposes.

West Coast, Heaphy, 1871; stiff fibre.

2) Hector 1889; a favourite variety

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28 May 2007
20 May 2020
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