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Definition of Phormium tenax

Phormium tenax
New Zealand New` Zea"land A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand flax. (a) (Bot.) A tall, liliaceous herb (Phormium tenax), having very long, sword-shaped, distichous leaves which furnish a fine, strong fiber very valuable for cordage and the like. (b) The fiber itself. New Zealand tea (Bot.), a myrtaceous shrub (Leptospermum scoparium) of New Zealand and Australia, the leaves of which are used as a substitute for tea.
Phormium tenax
Phormium Phor"mi*um, n. [NL. fr. Gr. ? a plaited mat, a kind of plant.] (Bot.) A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See Flax-plant.
Phormium tenax
Flax-plant Flax"-plant`, n. (Bot.) A plant in new Zealand (Phormium tenax), allied to the lilies and aloes. The leaves are two inches wide and several feet long, and furnish a fiber which is used for making ropes, mats, and coarse cloth.

Meaning of Phormium tenax from wikipedia

- Phormium tenax (called flax in New Zealand English; harakeke in Māori; New Zealand flax outside New Zealand; and New Zealand hemp in historical nautical...
- cl****ification systems still place it there. It includes two species, Phormium colensoi and Phormium tenax. It also includes many cultivars. The genus was originally...
- that is native to New Zealand. It is less common than the other Phormium species, P. tenax. The greenish, yellow or orange flowers are followed by twisted...
- Zealand flax describes the common New Zealand perennial plants Phormium tenax and Phormium colensoi, known by the Māori names harakeke and wharariki respectively...
- was always rare. The prepared fibre (muka) of the New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax) became the basis of most clothing. The flax leaves were split and woven...
- in the daisy family Asteraceae Phormium, New Zealand flax or flax lily Phormium tenax, flax or New Zealand flax Phormium colensoi, mountain flax or lesser...
- Hemerocallis are cultivated as well. Hemerocallis citrina has medicinal uses. Phormium tenax is a source of fiber in New Zealand. Some of the older systems included...
- Kete are traditionally woven from the leaves of New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax, known in Māori as harakeke), with two handles at the top. Other materials...
- andreana) 3-Epi-isocucurbitacin D, from species of Physocarpus and Phormium tenax 22-Deoxocucurbitacin D from Hemsleya endecaphylla, 14 mg/72 g 23...
- fiber of many gr****es, agaves (sisal: Agave sisalana), lilies (Yucca or Phormium tenax), Musa textilis and others. Their cell walls contain, besides cellulose...
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