Pwunso Botanic Garden

TheSC/SS 115 Ethnobotany class visited the Pohnpei state botanic garden at Pwunso to see the gymnosperms and angiosperms.
Cinnamon tree blossoms, a rare treat
Some of the plants that the class sees include the following:
  • Angiosperm: Syzygium aromaticum. Clove tree.
  • Gymnosperm: Araucaria columnaris. Cook Island Pine (male). Family: Araucariaceae
  • Angiosperm: Cinnamomum carolinense. Pohnpei cinnamon tree madeu
  • Gymnosperm:Cycad with cone
  • Angiosperm: Coffea arabica. Coffee flower and bean
  • Angiosperm: Piper nigrum. Black pepper. Family: Piperaceae.
  • Angiosperm: Myristica fragrans. Nutmeg and the spice mace.
  • Angiosperm: Piper ponapense. Pohnpei pepper vine konok. Family: Piperaceae.
  • Gymnosperm: Agathis spp.. Family: Araucariaceae. Near tennis courts.

A student takes in the view of the Calophyllum inophyllum.
An invasive member of the Piperaceae family, Piper lolot, growing along the fence bordering the Pwunso botanic garden across from Calvary Christian Academy.

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