Ethnobotany class plant review walk

Further details are available in the flora.

Piper methysticum

Cyrtosperma merkusii

A melon

Local spinach, yet to be identified

Piper methysticum

Saccharum officinarum

Saccharum officinarum

Colocasia esculenta

Pterocarpus indicus

Volkameria inermis

Premna serratifolia, currently listed as a synonym to Premna obtusifolia but any two plants that can be easily distinguished at over 30 meters away and which have different local names and uses are two species in my class. 

Premna serratifolia

Morinda citrifolia

Falcataria moluccana

Davallia solida


Premna obtusifolia

Davallia pectinata

Davallia pectinata

Davallia pectinata


Microsorum scolopendria

Volkameria inermis

Premna obtusifolia

Scaevola taccada

Artocarpus altilis. To the left is Mangifera indica. Off camera left is a Campnosperma brevipetiolatum.

Unidentified epiphytic local orchid in bloom

Colocasia esculenta 

Although still small, tentatively Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Both Colocasia esculenta and Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Although still small, tentatively Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Falcataria moluccana trees

Michsane, Brenda, Prileen, Justin

Centella asiatica

Araucaria columnaris

Enyd, Prileen

Melastoma malabathricum

Melastoma malabathricum

Prileen, Brenda, Epilette, Jerome, Salvin, Justin

Terminalia catappa

Cinnamomum

There is now some confusion over the identity of this tree. Up until now the tree has been tentatively identified as Cinnamomum carolinense, "madeu", but a student today claimed this is not madeu. Cinnamomum verum is present on Pohnpei, so there exists the possibility this is C. verum.

Cordyline fruticosa and Ischaemum polystachyum

Cananga odorata


Justin 

Epilete, Prileen

The golden light of the late afternoon colors the campus in yellow hues

Cyrtosperma merkusii

Hibiscus tiliaceus flower, fallen

Senna alata

Jasminum sambac

Senna alata

Myristica fragrans


Saccharum spontaneum

Macaranga carolinensis

Bredalyn, Epilette, Venister


Arlynn

Senna alata

Piper nigrum

Bambusa vulgaris

Bambusa vulgaris


Probably Coffea robusta, listed as C. arabica on the handout

Probably Coffea robusta, listed as C. arabica on the handout

Probably Coffea robusta, listed as C. arabica on the handout

On a rest amid Nephrolepis ferns

Alpinia carolinensis

Alpinia carolinensis

Ixora casei

Ladder

Parking lot

Heading into the end of the plant review as the sun settles into the West. The class has been on the move for 90 minutes at this point. 

Ipomoea littoralis

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