SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany • Name:
- Label the morphological features of this Lycopodiella cernua using the image seen on this page from the seedless vascular plant hike on 15 January 2008.
- When working in the ethnobotanical garden on 17 January across the entrance road I noted that ferns should not be cut. The rule is that ferns are to be kept, retained. Why would we want to retain ferns in ethnobotanical garden? Your answer should be written from an ethnobotanical perspective.
- Based on the reproductive cycle of ferns from the 24 January seedless vascular plant presentations, label the reproductive features of this Antrophyum spp fern and describe their role in fern reproduction.
- On 31 January the class toured the Pohnpei traditional plant garden. During this segment of the course the concept of "public" and "private" healing plant knowledge was introduced. Distinguish between "public" and "private" healing plant knowledge.
- In the healing plant presentations of 07 and 12 February the concept of a culture bound syndrome was mentioned. What is the meaning of the term culture bound syndrome?
- On 14 February the class visited the Pohnpei Botanic garden at Pwunso. With thanks to photographer Toshimichy Winis, a photograph of a key fruit in the garden is displayed by a student. What is the importance of this fruit?
- Write about the key features of gymnosperms and of their reproductive cycle that characterize this group of plants. What reproductive cycle features do these plants have in common?