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Dianella nigra. Rēua. Piopio.

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Fishing and Hunting

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Dianella intermedia

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piopiorēuatūrutupēpepe (Best 1907

Leaves: pēpepe (Williams 1971 - see under rēua)

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Leaves used as bird calls (pepe) by fowlers (Best 1907)

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Berries suspected of poisoning a 21 month old child late last century (Roberton 1891, in Aston 1923b).

Mason 1950 says the berries are very poisonous.

No other reports suggest the plant is poisonous (Connor 1977).

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28 May 2007
4 July 2020
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