Māori Plant Use

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TAYLOR Rev. Richard 1855. Te Ika a Maui. New Zealand and its inhabitants. London, Wertheim and MacIntosh.
AUTHOR: TAYLOR Rev. Richard
PUBLICATION DATE: 1855
TITLE: Te Ika a Maui. New Zealand and its inhabitants
PUBLISHER: Wertheim and MacIntosh
NOTES: Chapter 11, description of tattooing. Chapter 26: 430-457 Botany. Taylor describes the following plants as being used by Māori and settlers. Uses are described under the plant name elsewhere in the infobase. Nīkau, tī, turuki [sic] or tī ngahere, tōī, harakeke, rengarenga, kareao (supplejack), māikaika (Orchids), perei, kiekie, Kawakawa - root chewed for toothache. Beer, tea made by Europeans. Fruit rich and luscious. Kauri - resin, turpentine. Toatoa bark - brown dye. Tānekaha, tāwaiwai - black,brown dye. Karaka. Pātōtara, Leucopogon fasciculatus, very fragrant white flower, orange berries. Kopakopa; 'valuable medicinal herb, well known to natives'. Karaka, poroporo, kohoho, koheuheu.
LINK WORDS: Corynocarpus, tattoo, Agathis, beverage, Rhopalostylis, dyes, food, medicinal, scent, Macropiper, byproducts, Broussonetia, Sonchus, Phyllocladus, Solanum, Plantago
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