Botany Laboratory Field Trip to the Pohnpei Botanic Garden Fall 2000

The botany class took a field trip to the Pohnpei Botanic Garden on 31 October 2000.  Many thanks to the Pohnpei Visitors Bureau and Richard Porter for access to the garden.  The garden is truly a botanical treasure!  The following are images from the garden field trip.  All pictures were taken during the field trip.   Image tags will appear if roll the mouse over the picture.  Some are marked "UNK" for unknown fruits. If you can identify an unknown fruit, please let know.  The order is roughly in the order we encountered the plants in the garden.  Many of the plants we saw were previously photographed on the Fall 1998 and Fall 1999 field trips.


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Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Date palm?

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Elephant Apple tree (Dillenia indica)

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Star Fruit or Carambola (Averrhoea carambola)

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Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora or Sysygium uniflora)

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Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana?)

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Sakau (Piper methysticum)

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Unknown epiphytic fern (apparently not marekenleng)

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