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kiekie

1. (noun) kiekie, Freycinetia banksii - a thick native vine which has long leaves with fine teeth crowded at the end of branches. Flowers consist of three cream-coloured fingers surrounded by fleshy white bracts. Fruit spikes are 15 cm long, green when unripe, brownish when ripe. Leaves used for weaving. Found in both the North and South Islands in coastal and lowland forest and scrub.

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