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 not 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                       G. Thelypteris maemonensis 
B. Cyanobacteria        E. Nephrolepis spp.
C. Lycopodium cernuum   F. Phymatosorus scolopendria           
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:
rehdil (28K) 082508nephrolepis_sori (64K) Also found growing on the shady forest floor.
7. ____
L1 name:
Local use:

Linguistic matching

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

08. _____ asplenium nidus
09. _____ bird's nest fern
10. _____ chath
11. _____ kardoap
12. _____ lo'goho
13. _____ muhlihklihk
14. _____ nukk
15. _____ nük
16. _____ tehnlik
17. _____ toahnlik
A. English
B. Faichuukese
C. Kapingan
D. Kittian
E. Kosraen
F. Latin
G. Mwoakillese
H. Northern Noumenean
I. Pohnpeian
J. Yapese

II. Short Answer

  1. Ceasar and RS covered the names of the part of Lycodium cernuum. Correctly label the parts of Lycopodium cernuum below:
    lycopodium_cernuum_profile (24K) lycopodium_cernuum_10x (29K)
  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. As a human being, are you a haploid or diploid?
  5. Where can I find cyanobacteria?
  6. Can we tell by looking the difference between male and female moss plants?
  7. 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? On living moss the stalks and capsule are usually brown.
  8. 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?
  9. List some common features of reproduction for mosses, lycopodium, and ferns.
  10. 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.

    mah in twefuroh: ____________________________
    toahnlik: ____________________________
    kasar: ____________________________
    rhirhi: ____________________________
    ammarëu: ____________________________

III. Short essay answer

Agree or disagree with the following statement: Each state should have a single standardized spelling system. Support your answer with reasons for your position.