This neglected and error filled virtual herbarium index and the pages linked to this index remains in place both for archival retention purposes and to help offset link rot. This herbarium has been superceded to a large extent, but not entirely, by a flora for Palikir and environs that is more mobile friendly and attempts to verify the accepted names through the use of The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1.
Lycopodiella cernua (Lycopodium cernuum)
Huperzia phlegmaria (Lycopodium phlegmaria)
Midrib (Chinese brake fern?)
Some of the images and definitions in the following pages were done by the Botany 250 students at
the College of Micronesia-FSM and others who have contributed identifications by email.
These identifications should NOT be taken as definitively accurate. We are not working
from herbarium reference materials but rather from various guide books and Internet based
research. Fern identifications are highly tentative. This is an ongoing and evolving
project, future iterations should correct those errors that exist. These pages have been
in a constructivist vein: the pages are put up without instructor editorial revision.
Students can revise their work during the term. Please feel free to report any errors to Dana Lee Ling.
Where a location is given below the latin binomial, the hyperlink for that location
links to information on the cultural significance of that plant in that location.
This work was made possible in part by a United States Department of Education Title
III grant, 1995-2000.
Pages that are incomplete are now marked incomplete on the virtual herbarium page
Plants yet to be identified by latin binomial, if you can help identify the following
please drop Dana Lee Ling a line:
"Red fan" asymmetrical flower at the
home of Natalia Peter
Flower at the home of Graham Henry
Chuukese: ira folufol
Sra elat: Kosrae only. No images. No description.
Leaf causes itchy rash.
Unknown 2268: Joinvillea ascendens
Yet to be sorted into above list:
[The Vietnam rose turned out to be a Portulaca.]
Work in progress: Pictures from Kepar 28 October 2000
Sakau en leng
Cinnamomum carolinense Madeu (Pohnpei
Mibrib sori fern
Red Gel Ginger
Unknown tree 1
Unknown tree 2
11 November 2000
18 November 2000
Magnifera indica (mango)
Pangium edule (Duhrien) (Loveleen)
Unknown yellow tipped bush
Sorting out Acacia auriculiformis, Acacia
linearis, Cassia fistula, and Cassia alata on Pohnpei.
Tall grasses on Pohnpei: Saccharum spontaneum and Phragmites karka