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Phyllocladus toatoa. Toatoa.

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Phyllocladus glaucus

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Kirk (1886) suggests that the phyllodia (false leaves) of this probably contains large amounts of tannin

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Wallace 1989 found 2 bowls, 3 fernroot beaters, 2 mauls, 3 adze helves, 1 eel club, 1 teka made of Phyllocladus species among museum artefacts he tested. Seemingly an unusual choice for mauls, because a light wood. But mauls found waterlogged in swamps - may have been kept wet as then their density increases markedly (p.226).

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28 May 2007
3 September 2010
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