Spice and timber plants of Pwunso
The class began with cloves I gathered from the ground. The clove trees, Syzygium aromaticum bear in December. The trees are distantly related to the Pohnpei apple tree. Cloves are a spice.
The Cook Island pines are gymnosperms and were introduced as a timber tree. The long, linear male cones litter the ground, the round female cones remain attached to the tree at the very top of the tree.
Brady, Araucaria columnaris in the background.
Sonya, Aimina, Francina
Cinnamomum verum: Cinnamon tree. "Real" cinnamon
Jelory at the tree, Regina, Heather, Brady on the left.
Cycad with a cone
Same cone on a cycad
Cycads are gymnosperms too. Cones are atop these branches
Nutmeg and mace from Myristica fragrans
Eucalyptus deglupta otherwise known as the Rainbow gum tree.
The rainbow gum tree was introduced as a timber tree from the southern Philippines. The tree has a large girth and a very straight vertical trunk.
Francina, Regina, Sonya, Nagsia, Glenn, and Jaynard
Francina, Jayleen, Suzanne, and Brady
Another view of the Cook Island pines
Brady and Jayleen
Agathis lanceolata: introduced as a potential timber product
Alson, Glenn, Suzanne
Pimenta dioica: Allspice trees. A spice tree
Francina, Sonya, Aimina look at the allspice tree