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Phormium tenax 'Manunu'. Harakeke cultivar.

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Harakeke cultivar.

Notes from Flax Commissioners Report 1870, 1871:

Kelly, New Plymouth, 1870; Short leaf, black edge.

Taranaki Native, ibid; One of best for garment making.

Opunake Native, 1871; breaking strain 90

West Coast, Heaphy. Manunui? Good for cordage.

West Coast, Mantell; best variety

2) Hector 1889; A favourite variety. Planted in Botanic Gardens, Wellington, in 1870, from seed.

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28 May 2007
20 May 2020
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