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Bolboschoenus fluviatilis. Kukuraho. Marsh clubrush.

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S. maritimus, Scirpus fluviatilis

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rīrīwakakukuraho (Best 1907); upoko-tangata (term applied loosely to this plant and Cyperus ustulatus ); kōpūngāwhā and kōpūpūngāwhā also used for various rushes (Williams 1971).

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"Root tuberous, eaten by the natives" (Kirk, in Taylor 1870)

Globular, nut-like roots collected and eaten in times of great scarcity (Colenso 1880).

Minor food supply. Inner part of nodes on the rhizomes sometimes eaten. Called ngā raho o Tuna. Edible part mealy ( Best 1902, 1942)

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Used for outer thatch of houses (Colenso 1868a)

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Both Māori and Common Names also refer to Bolboschoenus caldwellii and Bolboschoenus medianus

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28 May 2007
4 July 2020
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