SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany Midterm Fall 2005 • Name:

Botanical latin binomial matching

Samples of the following plants are labeled with letters. Write the letter in the blank next to the correct name.

  1. _____ Agathis robusta
  2. _____ Araucaria columnaris
  3. _____ Asplenium nidus
  4. _____ Cyanobacteria
  5. _____ Dicranopteris linearis
  6. _____ Lycopodiella cernua [Lycopodium cernuum]
  7. _____ Nephrolepis [biserrata]
  8. _____ Phymatosorus scolopendria [Microsorum scolopendria]
  9. _____ Selaginella
  10. _____ Thelypteris maemonensis

Healing matching

Samples of healing plants are labeled with letters. Write the letter in the blank for the plant that is used in treating the following:

  1. _____ locally considered a treatment for diabetes
  2. _____ diarhea
  3. _____ fever
  4. _____ head cold, sinus congestion
  5. _____ pink eye/conjunctivitus
  6. _____ skin fungus including ringworm

Primitive plants hike 23 August

17. Choose any one plant from our hike beyond the FSM China Friendship center. Give the Latin binomial for the plant you have chosen. Write down also the local name in your language if the plant has a name in your language. Write down a local traditional use for that plant here in Micronesia.

  1. Latin binomial:
  2. Local name:
  3. Traditional use:

Seedless vascular plant presentations 01 September

18. Mosses, ferns, and other "primitive" plants share some common features and needs in their reproductive cycles. What are those features/needs?

Healing plant presentations 15-20 September

19. Define the term culture bound syndrome ("cultural disease")and give an example of a culture bound syndrome in Micronesia.

Botanic garden field trip 22 September 100154stem_layers (371K)

20. Give the latin binomial and English name for the plant in the botanic garden that is used as a waker-upper beverage (drink) every morning by millions of people around the world.

21. Why are there no baby Cook Island Pines on Pohnpei?

Gymnosperm presentations 29 September

22. What is the function of the phloem (layer two) in the diagram?

23. What is the function of the secondary xylem (layer four) in the diagram?

24. What key features distinguish gymnosperm reproduction from the reproduction of the more primitive seedless vascular plants such as mosses, lycopodium, ferns?

Angiosperms 22 September

25. Explain the differences between monocots and dicots as illustrated by the following diagram:
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