Ethnobotany Test One • Name:

I. Matching: Write letters under correct image below.

Place the letter for the correct name of the plant under the picture of the plant. Write the name in your first language (L1), if any. Your language might no longer have a name for the plant. If so, then leave the item blank. Write down a use for the plant in Micronesia. The use can be from any culture.

A. Asplenium nidus             D. Moss  
B. Cyanobacteria               E. Phymatosorus scolopendria
C. Lycopodium cernuum          F. Thelypteris maemonensis            
nostoc Balls of green jelly found on rocky ground in the sun.
1. ____
L1 name:

Local use:
moss Found on rocks near rivers, on tree trunks, and in the shade.
2. ____
L1 name:
Local use:
lycopodium cernuum Fuzzy almost furry plant found on sunny hilltops beyond the gym.
3. ____
L1 name:

Local use:
asplenium nidus Usually found growing on trees.
4. ____
L1 name:
Local use:
phymatosorus scolopendria Found growing on trees, including coconut palms. Also grows on the ground.
5. ____
L1 name:

Local use:
Thelypteris maemonensis Found growing on the shady forest floor.
6. ____
L1 name:
Local use:

Linguistic matching


As best as you can, match the word to the language or language subgroup

07. _____ club moss
08. _____ cyathea nigricans
09. _____ kamkam
10. _____ muhlihklihk
11. _____ pechalgaatuw
12. _____ tehnlik
13. _____ toahnlik
14. _____ tukun inut
15. _____ unen katu
A. Chuukese (Southern Noumeneas)
B. English
C. Kapingan
D. Kosraen
E. Kitti
F. Latin
G. Mwoakillese
H. Pohnpeian
I. Woleaian
J. Ulithian
K. Yapese

II. Short Answer

  1. Identify the lycopodim features by filling in the blanks in the diagram seen to the right:
  2. What organism is able to convert nitrogen (N2 gas) in the air into nitrogenous compounds usable by plants and animals?
  3. What is the function of the vegetative cell in the balls of green jelly found on rocky ground in the sun?
  4. Can we tell by looking the difference between male and female moss plants?
  5. 012759moss (98K)In the image of the moss to the right, what is the function of the long (brown) stalks that come up from the moss and end in a capsule? We viewed these in the laboratory on Tuesday. On living moss the stalks and capsule are usually brown.
  6. Mosses are unusual among plants in that the green part we see is haploid. All other plants we encounter in this course are diploid. What do the terms haploid and diploid mean?
  7. As a human being, are you a haploid or diploid?
  8. Where can I find cyanobacteria?
  9. Using the label numbers shown in the diagram, correctly identify the fern features depicted below by filling in the correct number in its proper blank.
    083119ptero_morph02t1 (79K)
  10. List some common features of reproduction for mosses, lycopodium, and ferns.
  11. What is informed consent?
  12. What is devolution?
  13. Cross-cultural super toughies: Five plants below are described by a name used in Micronesia. Translate each plant name into your own first language (L1). If the plant is already in your first language, you simply put that word down again. If you do not have a name for the plant, leave it blank.

    muhlihklihk: ____________________________
    pechalgaatuw: ____________________________
    kamkam: ____________________________
    pwisehn koatipen: ____________________________
    unen katu: ____________________________

III. Short essay answer

Dr. Lee's presentation covered the history of ethnomedicine, an approach that re-integrates two branches of medicines that underwent a rift in 1650. Write a short essay that describes the two branches which separated, the differences between the two branches, and how Dr. Lee's team at Beth Israel in New York represents a re-integration of these two branches.