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The King Country; or, Explorations in New Zealand. A Narrative of 600 Miles of Travel through Maoriland.



  • Hiaue.—Creepinglycopodium.
  • Huruhuruwhenua.—Asplenium lucidum.
  • Kiokio.—Polypodium.
  • Kopakopa.—Trichomanes. A round-leaved fern.
  • Korokio.—The smallest tree-fern.
  • Kotote.—A small-leaved fern.
  • Kurakura.—A small kind of lycopodium.
  • Maerere.—A small-leaved fern.page 357
  • Makaka.—Adianthum.
  • Mangapowhatu.—Polytrichum cyphoma.
  • Mangemange.—Lycopodium articulatum. A creeping fern.
  • Mokimoki.—Long-leaved, fern.
  • Mouku.—An edible fern.
  • Ngutu-Karkariki.—Parrot's bill fern, so called from the form of its foot-stalk; the fronds are plume-shaped.
  • Panaka.—Asplenium. A very graceful fern.
  • Para Marattia.—Salicina. A large fern.
  • Paretau.—Asplenium obliquum. A large-leaved fern.
  • Puaka rimu.—The tree lycopodium.
  • Raorao.—Pteris esculenta. A common edible fern, the root of which formed at one time the principal food of the Maori.
  • Raumanga.—Polypodium. A broad-leaved fern.
  • Tapui kotuku.—Creeping lycopodium.
  • Tarakupenga.—Creeping lycopodium.
  • Waewaekoukou.—Lycopodium volubile. A running fern.
  • Ti Taranaki—A fern growing on the plains, having its fructification on a separate stalk.