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mokimoki Play

1. (noun) fragrant fern, Microsorum scandens - scrambling or climbing fern with a wiry, rambling stem. The dull, thin fronds are strap-like when young, becoming deeply lobed into up to 20 pairs of leaflets. Common in forest or on trees, rocks or damp ground. Traditionally used for scenting oil.

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2. (noun) Doodia mollis, Blechnum​ molle, Doodia caudata - Small, tufted fern with erect rhizomes. Narrow hairy fronds. Stipes 30-150 mm long, clad in pale brown scales. Found in the North Island from Awanui south to the Hamilton Basin, Hauraki Plains, coastal portion of the Bay of Plenty and from the Hawkes Bay, and the southern Wairarapa.

See also mukimuki

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