When referring to seaweeds, Māori use the word ‘rimu’. It is derived from ‘limu’, a term used throughout the Pacific. Sea rimu (Caulerpa brownii) is a small green seaweed found around New Zealand’s exposed coasts. The name rimu was also given by Māori to a tall native tree because its branches carrying fine scale leaves closely resemble the seaweed.
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Photograph by Iona Wassilieff
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