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Phormium tenax (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Phormium tenax
Used for/see from:
  • Chlamydia tenacissima
  • Fibrelily, New Zealand
  • Flax, New Zealand
  • Flax lily
  • Harakeke
  • Hemp, New Zealand
  • Korari
  • Lily, Flax
  • New Zealand fibrelily
  • New Zealand flax
  • New Zealand hemp
  • Phormium ramosum
See also:

ITIS, Oct. 22, 2003 (Phormium tenax J.R. & G. Forst. Common names: New Zealand flax, New Zealand hemp)

Wiersema, J.H. World economic plants, c1999 (Phormium tenax. Common names: harakeke; korari; New Zealand-flax; New Zealand-hemp)

Mabberley, D.J. The plant-book, c1997 (under Phormium: leaves of P. tenax (NZ) source of NZ flax or hemp (bush flax), long-used by Maoris for textiles, cordage & nets)

GRIN taxonomy, via WWW, Oct. 22, 2003 (Phormium tenax J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. Common names: harakeke, korari, New Zealand-flax, New Zealand-hemp)

Mansfeld's world database of agricultural and horticultural crops, via WWW, Oct. 22, 2003 (Phormium tenax J.R. & G. Forster. Synonyms: Chlamydia tenacissima, Phormium ramosum. Common names: flax lily, New Zealand flax, New Zealand hemp, harakeke (Maori). Cultivated as fibre crop mainly in New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa, in a limited range also grown in Australia, N and E Africa, USA, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, the Azores, S Europe, India, Java, Taiwan and Japan. Also grown as windbreak and ornamental. The seed oil is used in painting and varnishing industry. For India, also medicinal use is reported for the root extract which is purgative and antihelminthic)