Kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Weinmannia racemosa

A black dye is obtained from the bark[153].

The bark contains about 13% tannin[46, 61, 123, 153].

Wood. Used in cabinet making[153].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit – raw. A sweet and pleasant flavour[2, 105, 177]. The fruit is about 5mm in diameter[200].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a warm greenhouse. Prick the seedlings out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Overwinter the young plants in a greenhouse for at least the first winter and plant out in their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Give some protection for its first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 – 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[78].
Prefers a light rich soil[1]. Succeeds in a fertile well-drained circum-neutral loamy soil, with shelter from cold winds[200]. Plants are not very frost-tolerant, though they are probably hardy in the mildest areas of the country[11, 166]. The foliage of this tree when an adult is markedly different from the juvenile foliage, though plants begin to flower whilst still in the juvenile form[200].
New Zealand.

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