SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany Midterm Fall 2005 • Name:

Plant recognition 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. _____ Cinnamomum carolinense
  5. _____ Coffea arabica
  6. _____ Cyanobacteria
  7. _____ Cycas rumphii
  8. _____ Dicranopteris linearis
  9. _____ Lycopodium cernuum
  10. _____ Morinda citrifolia
  11. _____ Myristica fragrans
  12. _____ Nephrolepis acutifolia [biserrata]
  13. _____ Phymatosorus scolopendria
  14. _____ Piper nigrum
  15. _____ Piper ponapense
  16. _____ Thelypteris maemonensis

Primitive plants hike 17 August

gob (27K)17. Write down the local name in your language for the plant shown on the right. The plant is a fern that grows both on trees and on the ground across Micronesia. 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 31 August

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

Healing plants 07 September

19. Describe the difference between public general knowledge plant medicines and private secret knowledge plant medicines. Which one is of more interest to ethnobotanists? Why?

Collecting plants 12 September

20. For flowering plants, what three key features must be collected to make a correct botanic identification by latin binomial?

Healing plant presentations 14 and 19 September

21. Describe a healing use of a plant. The catch: you cannot describe a use for the plant from your state, you must describe a use of a plant described by another member of the class who is from a different state. If you can recall, also include the name of the plant presented by that member of the class.

Botanic garden field trip 21 September

22. Why are there no baby Cook island pines on Pohnpei?

23. While in the garden Lee Ling spoke about the importance of nutmeg. Nutmeg is so very important that the textbook also covers this topic at length. What is the importance of nutmeg?

Gymnosperm presentations 28 September

24. Use the samples in class to do the following matching of gymnosperm leaf types:

  1. _____ awl shaped
  2. _____ palm-like
  3. _____ strap shaped

25. Label each of the three main stem layers shown in the image and describe the function of that layer.

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26. Add labels to the diagram below:

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

Images from the matching section of the examination
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Label hints:

A. Loves to lay out in the sun on gravel or rocks. 
   Willing to dry up. [Not seen in images above]
B. Furry fellow who likes living on sunny hilltops 
   and hillsides with a nice view.
C. Divergent frond fern that hangs out with B on sunny hilltops.
D. Found in shady places, has kidney shaped sori.
E. When not doing the dishes, E hangs out with D.
F. On the ground, up a tree, or hanging pendently from a limb, 
   this versatile climber clambers around the forest with ease.
G. Need us note that no eggs are found within?
H. Underneath this columnar tree are left presents each Christmas.
I. Pohnpei cinnamon tea time
J. Morning wake-up brew.
K. Dr. I. M. Popular 
L. Stinky cone "not-a-palm" tree
M. 'Tis the seasoning of the night.
N. A Pohnpeian brother to M.
O. The fragrant reason why you are sitting here writing a midterm 
   in a foreign language instead of enjoying an afternoon 
   nap in thatched hut
P. A robust tree which likes to watch tennis