Gymnosperm spice timber presentations
After a field trip to see gymnosperms, spice trees, and timber trees, the SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany class students gave presentations on the plants of the Pwunso botanic garden. The following is effectively a photo essay.
Jamie Paul lectures on the characteristics of gymnosperms
Lina Lawrence covers the life cycle of a cycad
Gordon Loyola covers the life cycle of a pine
Pine life cycle
Petery Peter and Stephanie Usiel present on the leaf types for gymnosperms: needles, strap shape, fronds, and awl shaped.
Gymnosperm leaf morphology
Lerina Nena and Kohsak Keller Jr. report on the layers of a dicot stem
Outer bark, phloem, cambrium, xylem
Darleen Charley speaks on the first appearance of the angiosperms about 130 million years ago
Herpelyn Ilon continues coverage including examples of monocots and dicots
Esmirelda Elias: distinguishing monocots from dicots
A well done drawing distinguishing between monocots and dicots.
Alexander Kenrad covered the life cycle of an angiosperm with a textbook quality diagram that had been hand painted
A phenomenally well done diagram!
Bryan Wichep spoke on the uses of Allspice
John Yilbuw covered cacao
Simon Augustine presented Cinnamomum versum
Miki Fritz and the use of cloves
Patty Mario with her detailed coverage of Coffea arabica
Including kopi luwak.
Elizabeth Augustine read the benefits of nutmeg
Daryll Keller lectured the board on uses of the timber tree Araucaria
Beverly Billy explains uses of Eucalyptus deglupa, the rainbow gum tree, or as she called it, the "naked tree" as it looks like a tree which lost its bark
Another beautifully done and colored diagram
Lilina Etson tackled the toughest assignment, researching the uses of kauri pine.