from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In New Zealand, Hedyscepe sapida, a palm-tree with a slender green ringed stem and pinnate leaves with narrow linear leaflets. The young unexpanded inflorescence is eaten by the natives. This species occurs also on the Chatham islands and is the most southerly representative of the palm family.
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The coastal forest is very diverse and includes northern rata (Metrosideros robusta), karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus), and the nikau palm (Rhopalostylis sapida).
Since then its successor has been recycled into the City Art Gallery, and the library now operates from a striking building, enhanced by metal nikau palms, designed by well-known Wellington architect Ian Athfield.
_Otunai-rangi_, of the palm tree (nikau) and flax (harakeke).
Day Symbols of the Maya Year Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-1895, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 199-266.
* Your garden structure sets the tone for the style or theme - if you want a native garden you might choose nikau palms, placing three or four around your beds.