Gymnosperms and economically important plants

On 14 February the ethnobotany class toured the Pwunso botanic tall grass and weed patch to view the increasingly neglected gymnosperms and economically valuable plants.

Rosalina, Cindy, Thomas between the cook pines and the cinnamon trees

Cindy, Rico, and Renee Iva in the rain

A diagram done by Ryan on the life cycle of a cycad

Renee Iva covers coffee, a plant seen in at Pwunso

Giftleen covers another plant seen at Pwunso, black pepper

That evening I came across a cook pine that had been cut done. Above are young male cones.

A cross-section of the trunk of the tree. The lack of annual growth rings is a result of temperate tropical climate and year-round growing conditions.


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