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Astelia nervosa. Kakaha. Bush lily.

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The commonest astelia. Reddish orange berries.

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Astelia leaves used for wrapping eels in for cooking (Best 1907)

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Red juice of berries sought by girls and women for cosmetic use (colouring cheeks) (Best 1907).

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Seeds good source of essential fatty acids, generally regarded as protective against cardiovascular disease. (Cambie, Ferguson 2003)

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28 May 2007
4 July 2020
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