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Armstrong J. F. 1869. On the vegetation of the neighbourhood of Christchurch, including Riccarton, Dry Bush, etc. . Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 2: 118-128

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Introduction by Julius Haast on 5 main vegetation zones of Canterbury. Armstrong presents a list of plants found in areas in and around Christchurch - Riccarton Bush, Dry Bush, Mt. Pleasant, Port Hills, sand hills and swamps.

Some uses of plants are given: Drimys axillaris (horopito) ...aromatic and pungent, used by Māoris for various diseases, the `Winter"s bark" of New Zealand. Hoheria populnea (lacebark); bark a demulcent drink. Phormium tenax (flax); roots are substitute for sarsaparilla. Coriaria ruscifolia (tutu); beverage from juice. Alectryon excelsus (tītoki); anointing oil. Macropiper excelsum (kawakawa); roots, leaves for beverage. Infusion of leaves for toothache.

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On the vegetation of the neighbourhood of Christchurch, including Riccarton, Dry Bush, etc.

1869
Armstrong J. F.
Transactions of the New Zealand Institute
2
118
128

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