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Pseudopanax arboreus. Whaupaku. Whauwhaupaku. Five-finger.

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Neopanax arboreus, Nothopanax arboreus, Panax arboreum (Taylor 1855), Panax arboreus

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Horses eat bark (Best 1907)

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Khaki dye (Wall, Cranwell 1943)

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Bark used green to make skids for hauling canoes ( Best 1925).

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The gum, pia houhou, used in join of water vessel to prevent leakage (Best 1927).

Bark sometimes used to make small water vessels ( Best 1902, 1942)

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See Riley 1994 for information on medicinal uses of related plants elsewhere in the world.

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Waiapu natives say that wood used for fashioning a flute taken from a tree growing in an exposed condition ( Best 1925)

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28 May 2007
2 July 2020
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