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Phormium tenax 'Motuoruhi' or 'Motuorui'. Harakeke cultivar.

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Harakeke cultivar

1) Best 1907; Urewera. Also known as Rātāroa [Other authors describe Rātāroa as having high quality fibre. Ed]

2) Williams 1971; Motuoruhi - inferior variety of flax.

3) Shortland 1856 ; inferior flax of no value whatsoever.

4) East Coast, Heaphy,in Flax Commissioners Report 1871: also Awanga - a variegated kind; fibre unserviceable for manufacture

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28 May 2007
2 July 2020
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