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Phyllocladus alpinus. Mountain toatoa.

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Phyllocladus aspleniifolius var. alpinus, Podocarpus aspleniifolius (in Taylor 1855)

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toatoa; makatoatoa ? (Name given in Beattie 1920

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Bark used as a brown dye (Taylor 1855). Kirk 1889 suggests that the phyllodia (false leaves) of this tree probably contain large amounts of tannin.

Bark used for red dye (Buchanan, in catalogue of New Zealand Exhibition 1865).

"... a tree called makatoatoa was no good for timber ... the Maori extracted the sap from its bark for dye... "(Beattie 1920).

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28 May 2007
9 June 2020
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