Saccharum spontaneum Phragmites karka

Some of the tall grasses seen on Pohnpei

Latin English Pohnpeian Kosraen*
Phragmites karka Reed liroa ac
Saccharum spontaneum Wild cane sihr loa
Saccharum officinarum Sugar cane sehu tu

*consider these unconfirmed and the spellings questionable

Images of Saccharum spontaneum:

naimy06.jpg (6143 bytes) naimy07.jpg (5727 bytes) sspont01.JPG (8409 bytes)

Images of P. karka tassel:

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Images of S. spontaneum (white tassel) and P. karka (brown tassel)

pkassp01.jpg (9844 bytes) ssppka01.jpg (7109 bytes)pkassp02.jpg (8138 bytes)

S. spontaneum stem on top,  P. karka stem on the bottom:

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