SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany Midterm • Name:

  1. 13 January: Ethnobotany day two walk and talk What is the local name and use in your culture for this plant ?
    Jasminium sambac Senna alata Senna alata (9001 bytes) Senna alata
  2. bananas 20 January Banana patch clean-up Identify the banana:
    1. Uhten Ruk
    2. Utinmwas
    3. Uten rais
  3. 22 January Monilophyte and Lycophyte hike The hike into the valley west of campus focused on monilophytes and lycophytes.

    What are lycophytes?

    What is an example of a lycophyte in your language?

    What are monilophytes?

    What is an example of monilophyte in your language?
  4. On the hike the instructor noted that plants do not only have uses. Some plants also have cultural/social meanings. Give an example of a plant that has a meaning, the context in which the plant has meaning, and explain the cultural/social meaning of that plant.
  5. 29 January Primitive plants presentations:
    A. Sketch Lycopodiella cernua (lycopodium: mah in twefuroh, suhke krismas, kidienmal, kidim en mal, unen katu, gashishil gaatu, pechalgaatuw, gama', mizusugi) and correctly label the strobili, microphylls, and stems. B. Sketch Microsorum scolopendria, (embossed, wart, or monarch fern: sra kwemkwem, kamkam, kideu, chiichi, rhiirhi, shishi, gob, okinawa uraboshi) identify the frond shape, and correctly label the sori and rhizome.
  6. 10 February Healing plants presentation: Lilina Etson spoke about a plant that cures a condition involving a husband and wife. What is the condition that the plant resolves for a married couple and what type of syndrome is this?
    Lilina Etson with kehsapahl
  7. 12 February Healing plants presentation: Petery Peter described the use of Centella asiatica for the treatment of a culture-bound syndrome that can be translated as "fright". In class I spoke about culture-bound syndromes and the text book also covers the concept. What is a culture-bound syndrome?

    Petery Peter with Centella asiatica
  8. 17 February Pwunso botanic garden visit: Draw a line connnecting the following Latin names with the best matching image.
    [Agathis lanceolata] [Araucaria heterophylla] [Eucalptus deglupta]

    Eucalyptus deglupta Agathis lanceolata strap-like leaves Araucaria female cone
  9. 24 February Angiosperms: Label the diagram below - which side of the diagram is dicots and which side is monocots?

    monocot and dicot features
  10. Spice trees: Simon presented the name and use of the spice tree seen in the following images. What is the name and use of the following spice tree bark?
    Coffee Coffea arabica leaf
  11. 27 February Island Food Community of Pohnpei What the the CHEEF benefits. Give both the name of the benefit and briefly explain the benefit.