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tainui

1. (noun) tainui, Pomaderris apetala - an erect, many-branched shrub found in a few coastal localities from Kāwhia to Mōkau. Grows to about 5 m with ascending branches and has leaves with a wrinkled upper surface and hairy lower surface with prominent raised veins. Flowers usually in terminal clusters.

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