Myrsine urvillei, Myrsine urvilliae (in Taylor 1855), Suttonia australis
Fishing and hunting
Wood resembles beech. Used for chairmaking, carpenters" tools, walking sticks etc. (Colenso 1868a). (N.B. Details on colonial timber uses generally not part of this database).
Wallace 1989 found 2 fernroot beaters, 8 adze sockets, 13 kō and 6 teka made of Myrsine sp. (probably māpou) among museum artefacts he tested.
That tree was left at Waiapu (Turei 1912, p.161)
A green branch of māpou used as a mauri in kūmara plantations (Makereti 1938)