A botanical stroll across campus

The last day of SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany class had only single required matter to be attended to - the college course evaluation. After the evaluation an optional review tour of the plants of campus was conducted.

Premna serratifolia (Pohnpeian: oahr)

Spathoglottis plicata

Microsorum scolopendria

Falcataria moluccana

Davallia solida

Shanaleen, Harriet, Pelida, Sandralynn

Psidium guajava

Potentially Davallia pectinata


Davallia pectinata

Technically Premna serratifolia but oahr and topwuk breed true and are distinguishable. Should not have been merged into P. serratifolia. I maintain topwuk as Premna obtusifolia.

Plectranthus scutellarioides

Sandralynn, Kiyoe, and Pelida

Terminalia catappa

Premna obtusifolia

Volkameria inermis, once known as Clerodendrum inerme

Ocimum tenuiflorum, previously Ocimum sanctum

Hibiscus tiliaceus

Left to right: Volkameria inermis, Ocimum tenuiflorum, Scaevola taccada, Shanaleen, and Harriet

Artocarpus altilis

That would be a Gallus gallus domesticus under Morinda citrifolia

Macaranga carolinensis

Senna alata

Senna alata

Cocos nucifera

Nephrolepis spp.

Piper ponapense

Cyclosorus maemonensis

Asplenium nidus

Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Colocasia esculenta

Dicranopteris linearis

Lycopodiella cernua

Dana, selfie with Melastoma malabathricum

Melastoma malabathricum

Kiyoe, Pelida, Sandralynn

Not know to me, hirsute leaves and stems

Not known to me, prefers rocks, cement

Ponapea ledermanniana

Ponapea ledermanniana flower

Centella asiatica

Ananas comosus

Cinnamomum carolinense

Piper methysticum

Cordyline fruticosa

Manihot esculenta

Cyrtosperma merkusii

Piper methysticum

Piper methysticum


The botany final may also include Annona muricata, Cymbopogon citratus, Gardenia jasminoides, Ixora casei, Coffea arabica, Alpinia carolinensis and other plants on the list.  Some of these plants are images on a page from an earlier walkabout, and yet others on a page from last year.


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