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Previously grown as Leptocarpus similis (10/08/2020)
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link

Other use

Māori plant use. Sometimes used for outer thatching of houses ...'being by far the best of all the rushes and sedges for thatching, on account of its durability' (Colenso 1869a)

Apodasmia similis (Edgar) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson

Genus: Apodasmia
Species: similis (Edgar) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Common names: Oioi, Jointed Wire Rush
Distribution summary: N. & S. New Zealand, Chatham Islands
Habit: Aquatic
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Coastal, estuaries, sand dunes and fringing peat bogs and hot springs
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Southern Hemisphere Wolfson bed (N)
Reason for growing: Other use

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