- The most common Maori names used for five-finger is Whauwhaupaku or Puahou
- The Maori most commonly used five-finger bark when it was green to use as skids when hauling canoes and the gum was used as a glue.
- Commonly there are 5 leaflets but they can vary from 5 – 7.
- The name for the leaflet stalk is a petiolule which are typically between 3 – 5 cm long.
- The stalks or petiolules.
- If the flowers you collected have stamens, which bear the pollen, it will be male. On the other hand if only the ovary is present it will be a female flower.
- Dark purple
- Palmate – a leaf divided into several leaflets which arise at the same point.
- Compound leaf – of a leaf having the blade divided into two or more distinct leaflets.
- Dioecious – having the male and female reproductive structures on separate plants.
- Monoecious – having the male and female reproductive structures in separate flowers but on the same plant.
- Ovary – the female part of a flower consisting of a basal portion of a carpel (organ at the centre of a flower) or group of fused carpels, enclosing the ovule(s) which develop into the seed(s)
- Stamen – the male organs of a flower, consisting typically of a stalk (called the filament) and a pollen-bearing portion (called the anther).
- Umbel – a flower in which all the individual flower stalks arise in a cluster from one point and are of about equal length.