New Zealand Biological Materials

The following is a list of NZ taonga species (treasures) we are able to harvest and incorporate into a herbal dietary supplement(Category One products) for you.

The species listed are located within one specific tribal rohe (boundary).

Maori NameLatin NameEnglish NameUse
AkaMetrosideros fulgensRed RataRongoa/Medicinal
AkateaMetrosideros perforataWhite RataRongoa/Medicinal
AkeakeDodonea viscosaAkeakeRongoa/Medicinal
AngiangiUsnea sppBearded LichenRongoa/Cultural
AruhePteridium esculentumBracken FernRongoa/Medicinal
AwhatoCordyceps robertsiiCaterpillar FungusRongoa/Medicinal
HakekeAuricularia polytrichaEar FungusRongoa/Cultural
HaneaRorippa palustrisMarsh CressRongoa/medicinal
HangehangeGeniostoma ligustifoliumHanghangeRongoa/Medicinal
HarakekePhormium tenaxSwamp FlaxRongoa/Cultural
HarorePholiola sppBrown ToadstoolRongoa/Cultural
HouparaPseudopanax lessoniiCoastal Five FingerRongoa/Medicinal
HeketaraOlearia raniTree DaisyRongoa/Medicinal
Heketara + NauLepidium oleraceumCooks Scurvy GrassRongoa/Medicinal
HinauElaeocarpus dentatusHinauRongoa/Medicinal
HioiMentha cunninghamiiNZ MintRongoa/Medicinal
KaikouraPteroclaudia sppAgarRongoa/Kai
KarengaUlva lactucaSea LettuceRongoa/Kai
KarengoPorphyra columbinaKarengoRongoa/Cultural
KarepoZostera sppEel Grass, Sea GrassRongoa/Cultural
KapungawhaSchonoplectus tabernaemontaniLake ClubrushRongoa/Cultural
KoauauMacrocystis pyriferaBladder/Butterfish KelpRongoa/Cultural
KohukohuSphagnum cristatumSphagnum MossRongoa/Cultural
KohukohuLembophyllum divulsumSwamp MossRongoa/Cultural
KohuwaiTyndaridea anomalaWater MossRongoa/Cultural
KoparaLophocolea spp + Chiloscyphus sppMosses + LiverwortsRongoa/Cultural
Korokoro whetuLleodictyon eibariusBasket FungusRongoa/Cultural
KotahaParmelia saxatilisLichenRongoa/Cultural
HoroekaPseudopanax crassifoliumLancewoodRongoa/Medicinal
HorokakaDisphyma australeNZ Ice PlantRongoa/Medicinal
HoropitoPseudowintera colorataHoropitoRongoa/Medicinal
HouhereHoheria populnea + H. sexstylosa Lace BarkRongoa/Cultural
KahikateaDacrycarpus dacrydioidesWhite PineRongoa/Medicinal
KakarikiCheilanthes distans + C. sieberiRock FernRongoa/Medicinal
KamahiWeinmannia racemosaKamahiRongoa/Medicinal
KanukaKunzea ericoidesKanukaRongoa/Medicinal
KapukaGrisilinia littoralisKapukaRongoa/Medicinal
KapurangiPelargonium inodorumScentless GeraniumRongoa/Medicinal
KarakaCorynocarpus laevigatusKarakaRongoa/Medicinal
KaramuCoprosma robustaKaramuRongoa/Medicinal
KareaoRipogonum scandensSupple JackRongoa/Cultural
KarengoPorphyra columbinaSea LettuceRongoa/Medicinal
KarerareraAzoila filicloidesRed Water FernRongoa/Medicinal
KaretuHierochloe redolansScented GrassRongoa/Cultural
KaroPittosporum crassifoliumKaroRongoa/Medicinal
KauriAgathis australisKauriRongoa/Medicinal
KawakawaMacropiper excelsumPeppertreeRongoa/Medicinal
KiekieFreycinetia banksiiKiekieRongoa/Cultural
KiwikiwiBlechnum fluviatileWater FernRongoa/Medicinal
KoekoeDysoxlyum spectabileKoekoeRongoa/Medicinal
Koheriki + KohepiroScandia rosefeliaNZ AniseRongoa/Medicinal
KohiaPassiflora tetrandraNZ PassionfruitRongoa/Medicinal
KohuhuPittosporum tenuifoliumKohuhuRongoa/Medicinal
KohukohuStellaria decipiens + S. gracilentaNZ ChickweedRongoa/Medicinal
KokihiTetragonia tetragonioidesNZ SpinachRongoa/Medicinal
KopakopaPlantago novae zelandiaeNZ PlantainRongoa/Medicinal
KopataGeum uniflorumSpring StarRongoa/Medicinal
KopuruLophocolea semiteresScented mossRongoa/Herb
KorokioCorokia buddleiodesKorokioRongoa/Medicinal
KoromikoHebe strictaKoromikoRongoa/Medicinal
KotukutukuFuchsia exorticataTree FushiaRongoa/Medicinal
Ko WharawharaAstelia banksiiCoastal Lily Rongoa/Medicinal
KowhaiSophora microphylla + S. tetrapteraKowhaiRongoa/Medicinal
KumarahouPomaderris kumarahouGumdiggers SoapRongoa/Medicinal
KumaraIpomoea batatasSweet potatoFood/Rongoa/Herb
WairuakohuRadula marginataLiverwortRongoa/medicinal
MahoeMelicytus ramiflorusWhiteywoodRongoa/Medicinal
Maire TawakaeSyzygium maireSwamp MaireRongoa/Herb
MaikaikaThelymitra pulchellaOrchidRongoa
MakakaPlagianthus divaricatusMarsh RibbonwoodRongoa/Medicinal
MakamakaAckama rosifoliaMakamakaRongoa/Medicinal
MakomakoAristotelia serrataWineberryRongoa/Medicinal
MamakuCyathea medullarisBlack Tree FernRongoa/Medicinal
ManakuraMelicytus micranthus Swamp MahoeRongoa/Medicinal
Manono + KanonoCoprosma grandifloraLarge Leaved CoprosmaRongoa/Medicinal
ManukaLeptospermum scopariumManukaRongoa/Medicinal
MapouMyrsine australisRed MatipoRongoa/Medicinal
MaruruRanunculus hirtusHairy ButtercupRongos/Herb
MataiPrumnopitys taxifoliaBlack PineRongoa/Medicinal
MaweGalium propinquumNZ BedstrawRongoa/medicinal
MikimikiCoprosma propinqua MingimingiRongoa/Medicinal
MingimingiLeucopogon fasciculatusPrickly HeathRongoa/Medicinal
MiroPrumnopitys ferrugineaBrown PineRongoa/Medicinal
MokimokiDoodia mollisRasp Fern Rongoa/Medicinal
NauLepidium oleraceumCooks Scurvy GrassRongoa/Herb
NgaioMyoporum laetumNgaioRongoa/Medicinal
NikauRhopalostylis sapidaNikau PalmRongoa/Medicinal
OioiApodismia similisOioiRongoa/Medicinal
OngaongaUrtica feroxStinging Nettle TreeRongoa/Medicinal
PahauDawsonia superbaMossRongoa/Cultural
PanakoAspelnium oblongifoliumShining SpeenwortRongoa/Herb/
PanakoDingleya spp + Labyrinthomyces sppNZ TruffleRongoa/Cultural
PanapanaCardomine debilisNZ BittercressRongoa/Medicinal
PanaraSenecio rufiglandulosusRongoa/Medicinal
PapapaGautheria antipodaSnowberryRongoa/Herb
PapahangeAspelnium obtusatumSpleenwortRongoa/Herb
ParaniLagenifera petiolataNative DaisyRongoa/Medicinal
ParatawhitiPtisana salicina King FernRongoa/Medicinal
ParetaoAsplenium obtusatum Shore SpleenwortRongoa/Medicinal
PateShefflera digitataSeven FingerRongoa/Medicinal
PatitiElymus solandriBlue Wheat GrassRongoa/Herb
PatotaraLeucopogon fraseriBeard HeathRongoa/Medicinal
PautautauaClematis hookerianaGreen ClematisRongoa/Herb
Pekepeke kioreHericium clathroidesStalactite FungusRongoa/Cultural
PereriGastrodia cunninghamiiOrchidRongoa/Medicinal
PikiaperoClematis cunninghamiiYellow ClematisRongoa/medicinal
PikiareroClematis fosteriSmall ClematisRongoa/Herb
PikirangiPeraxilla tetrapetalaRed MistletoeChewing Gum
Pikopiko/MaukuAsplenium bulbiferumHen and Chickens FernRongoa/Medicinal
PingaoFicinia spiralisPingaoRongoa/Cultural
PiripiriAceana anserinifoliaBiddybidRongoa/Medicinal
PiripiriChiloscyphus sppLiverwortRongoa/Cultural
PiritaIleostylus micranthusNZ MistletoeRongoa/Medicinal
PiupiuPneumatopteris pennigeraGulley fernRongoa/Cultural
PohuCalystegia soldanellaShore ConvolvulusRongoa/Medicinal
PohutukawaMetrosideros excelsaChristmas TreeRongoa/Medicinal
PokakaElaeocarpus hookerianusPokakaRongoa/Medicinal
PoipapaEinadia triandraPigweedRongoa/Medicinal
PongaCyathea dealbataSilver FernRongoa/Medicinal
PorokaiwhiriHedycarya arboreaPigeon WoodRongoa/Medicinal
PoroporoSolanum aviculare + S. laciniatumPoroporoRongoa/Medicinal
Popoia hakekePholiola sppWoody FungiRongoa/Cultural
PouakaAustrofestuca littoralisSand TussockRongoa/Medicinal
Puapua a autahiAserve rubraStinkhorn FungiRongoa/Cultural
PuarangiHibiscus trionumNZ HibiscusRongoa/Cultural
PuateaAnaphalioides sppCudweedRongoa/Herb
PuawanangaClematis paniculataWhite ClematisRongoa/Medicinal
PuhaSonchos oleraceusNative Sow ThistleRongoa/Food/Herb
PuhereSenecio greyiiDaisy BushRongoa/Medicinal
PuheretaikoSenecio reinoldiiMuttonbird ScrubRongoa/Herb
PukaGrisilina lucidaBroadleafRongoa/Herb
PukanuiMeryta sinclairiiPukaRongoa/Medicinal
PukateaLaurelia novae zealandiaePukateaRongoa/Medicinal
PukuarauCalvahan sppPuffballRongoa/Food/Herb
PuririVitex lucensPuririRongoa/Medicinal
PutawaPlyporus hosularusBracket FungusRongoa/Herb
RahurahuPteridium esculentumBracken FernRongoa/Herb
RamaramaLophomyrtus bullata NZ MyrtleRongoa/Medicinal
RangioraBrachyglottis repandaRangioraRongoa/Medicinal
RaorikiRanunculus amphitrichusWater ButtercupRongoa/Cultural
RataMetrosideros robustaRataRongoa/Medicinal
RaukawaRaukaua edgerleyiRaukawaRongoa/Medicinal
RaupoTypha orientalisBullrushRongoa/Medicinal
RaurengaTrichomanes reniformeKidney FernRongoa/Medicinal
Rehia rimuGigartina decipiensIrish MossRongoa/Medicinal
RengarengaArthropodium cirratumNZ Rock LilyRongoa/Medicinal
RewarewaKnightia excelsaHoneysuckleRongoa/Medicinal
RikiBulbinella augustifoliaMaori Onion Rongoa/Herb
Rimu Dacrydium cupressinumRed PineRongoa/Medicinal
RimuketeHormosiru banksiiNeptunes NecklaceRongoa/Cultural
RimurapaDurvillaea antarcticaBull KelpRongoa/medicinal
RohutuNeomyrtus pedunculataMyrtleRongoa/medicinal
RohutuaLophomyrtus obcordataNZ MyrtleRongoa/Herb
RoniuBrachyscome radicataDaisyRongoa/medicinal
RunaRumex flexuosus Native dockRongoa/Medicinal
TainokaCarmichaelia aligeraBroomRongo/Herb
TainuiPomaderris apetalaTainuiRongoa/Medicinal
TanekahaPhyllocladus spp.Celery PineRongoa/Medicinal
TarakupengaCoprosma acerosaSand CoprosmaRongoa/Medicinal
TarameaAciphylla squarrosaSpear GrassRongoa/medicinal
TarataPittosporum engenioidesLemon woodRongoa/Medicinal
TatakiPoa CitaSilver TussockThatching
TataraamoaRubus cissoidesBush LawyerRongoa/Medicinal
TatarahekeCoprosma acerosaSand coprosmaRongoa/Herb
TauhinuPomaderris phylicifoliaCottonwoodRongoa/Medicinal
TaunokaCarmichaelia arboreaNorth Island BroomRongoa/Medicinal
TaurepoRhabothamnus solandriNZ GloxiniaRongoa/Cultural
TautauaParsonsia heterophyllaNZ JasmineRongoa/Medicinal
TawaBeilschmiedia tawaTawaRongoa/Medicinal
TawariIxerba brexioidesRongoa/Cultural
TawhaiNothofagus sppBeechRongoa/Cultural
TawapouPouteria costataTawapouRongoa/Medicinal
Tetere whetePolytrichum sppMossRongoa/Cultural
Ti KoukaCordyline australisCabbage TreeRongoa/Medicinal
TikumuCelmisia major, C. spectabilis, C. viscosaMountain DaisyRongoa/Medicinal
Tipi tahaAgaricus sppField MushroomRongoa/Kai
Ti PapaCordyline indivisaMountain Cabbage TreeRongoa/Food/Herb
TiraurikiAtriplex hollowayiCrystalwortRongoa/cultural
TitoiCordyline banksiiForest Cabbage TreeRongoa/Cultural
TitoiCordyline pumiloDwarf Cabbage TreeRongoa/Cultural
TitokiAlectryon excelsusTitokiRongoa/Medicinal
ToatoaHaloragis erectaCoastal ShrubRongoa/Medicinal
ToetoeCortaderia toetoeCoastal ToetoeRongoa/Medicinal
Toetoe whatu manaCyperus ustulatusUmbrella SedgeRongoa/Medicinal
TohetakaTaraxacum magellanicumNative DandelionRongoa/Medicinal
ToropapaAlseuosmia pusillaAlseuosmiaRongoa/Cultural
TotaraPodocarpus totaraTotaraRongoa/Cultural
TukumakoEuphrasia cuneataNth Island EyebrightRongoa/medicinal
TumatakuruDiscarla toumatouWild IrishmanRongoa/Medicinal
Tutae KahuNative Oxalis sppSorrelRongoa/Herb
Tutae KoauApium prostratumNative Wild CeleryRongoa/Herb
Tutae WhatitiriHeodictyon cibariumBasket FungusRongoa/Food/Herb
TutuCoriaria arboreaTootRongoa/Medicinal
TutunawaiPolygonum plebeiumNZ Williow WeedRongoa/Medicinal
WaewaeLycopodium volubileNZ club mossRongoa/medicinal
Waiu AtuaEuphorbia glaucaShore SplurgeRongoa/Medicinal
WaitaiSea SaltSea SaltRongoa/Cultural
WaorikiBulbinella hookeri Maori OnionRongoa/Medicinal
WaorikiRanunculus amphitrichusWater ButtercupRongoa/Medicinal
WawaBaumea articulataNZ Club RushRongoa/Cultural
WharangiMelicope ternataWharangiRongoa/Medicinal
WhararikiPhormium cookianumMountain FlaxRongoa/Medicinal
WharawharaAstelia solandriPerching LilyRongoa/medicinal
WharengararaPimelea prostrataNZ DaphneRongoa/medicinal
WhauEntelea arborescensNZ Cork TreeRongoa/Cultural
Whauwhau pukuPseudopanax arboreusFive FingerRongoa/Medicinal
Wi TussocksChionochloa spp + Poa sppRongoa/Thatching
WiwiJuncus maritimus WiwiRongoa/Cultural
Rongoa
Verb

To treat and apply medicines.

Noun

Remedy, medicine, drug, cure, medication, treatment, solution to a problem and tonic.