SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany Midterm • Name:

In the laboratory is a set of fern specimens lettered E, F, L, N, R, U, V. Match the correct letter to the Latin name, write a local name if any in your language, and give a use of the plant. The use might be that of another culture in Micronesia.

Latin nameLetterLocal name in your language, if any.Micronesian usage (anywhere in Micronesia).
  1. Label the morphological features of this Lycopodiella cernua using the image seen on this page from the seedless vascular plant hike on 13 January 2009.
  2. Based on the reproductive cycle of ferns from the 22 January seedless vascular plant presentations, label the reproductive features of this fertile Thelypteris maemonensis fern frond and describe their role in fern reproduction.
    Thelypteris maemonensis sori
  3. When working in the ethnobotanical garden on 15 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.
    Cleaning the ethnobotanical garden.
  4. ___________________ On the SVP hike and again on the Pohnpei campus traditional plants of Pohnpei field trip some of you saw plants that have names in your language, names that you do not know. What is the process of the loss of cultural knowledge called in the field of ethnobotany?
  5. On 29 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.
    Toa talks
  6. In the healing plant presentations of 05 and 10 February at least three different methods of administering healing plants were described. Describe the three different methods mentioned in class on those days.
  7. On 12 February the class visited the Pohnpei Botanic garden at Pwunso. On the top center of the palm-like cycad was an odd structure seen in the image below. Based on the presentations of 19 February, what is the structure and what is the role of the structure in reproduction for the cycad?
    Healing plants presentation

On the table are plant specimens with the letters A, C, D, H, I, O, P, S, and Y. Write the correct letter in the list below.

  1. _____ Cinnamon
  2. _____ Coffee
  3. _____ Cloves
  4. _____ Cycad
  5. _____ Kauri
  6. _____ Norfolk island pine
  7. _____ Morinda citrifolia
  8. _____ Nutmeg
  9. _____ Piper ponapense