The class looks around at the profusion and confusion of greenery and tries to sort out local names, Latin names, uses.
Alpinia carolinensis - giant Caroline island ginger plant - on the left.
Lina Lawrence, Marvin Bartolome standing in the Haruki garden.
About a month ago the one cycad on campus (introduced) popped a cone. Two weeks ago can be seen above, the cone being about two to three weeks old (estimated).
Two weeks later and the cone seems to be maturing, opening up, the scales are becoming loose.
The cycad is still very short, permitting photos from directly above.