In the E. Indies these trees are called woondy, and poonay. Bananas are the other mainstay export item in Fiji. This compound is considered very useful for ear-ache and head-ache, but they add advice as well as water; the sufferer must on no account eat crabs or any food that turns red when boiled, neither must he partake of octopus, or the cure will not work. for the alternate native name, etc. Tendrils used for drink to relieve stomach-ache. This shrub or tree is sometimes listed as a Tetranthara. The native women thread them for necklaces, and sell them to tourists, with other seed-chains. Twyford and A.C.S. These are some of the names used in the Bua Province. See above. In Nadroga it is the Dryopteris which is called both uvihabitu and digi-waruwaru, and is in favour for supposed medicinal virtue. Very often spoken of as the balawa. They use kaunisiga for the same thing and for cure of abscesses. This shrub is said to make a very good wind-screen. Printer Suva. Flowers white. Another liana, tagimaucia grows along the mountainous slopes of Taveuni, one of Fiji's islands. It is never seen crusted with lichens or moss, nor even ferns, whereas most forest trees are the genial hosts of innumerable cryptograminous growths and ferns, oberons, taeniophyllums, aspleniums, etc. The leaves of this plant are valued as a very superior kind of laxative. Also called dabici. This may be the same shrub—by proving attractive to mosquitoes it was fairly reasonable to expect that the native houses (bure) would be proportionately free from these pests of the night. Fijians also use a decotion of the leaves, and the late Dr. Brough allowed that this was useful in cases of infantile enteritis. This species of convolvulus is also appreciated for its supposed medicinal qualities. The colouring of the flowers is pink and white. Leaves in a big whorl, non-edible. It grows freely in the north of Viti Levu, at the back of mangrove swamps, and beside streams in the Sigatoka valley. (teste W.L.P.). They pound the long, thread-like leafless stems and add water. Many clubs were also status items and were only owned by chiefs or priests. Cotton according to Mr. Hazlewood was in his time known by this name, which was also the Fijian name for a species of hibiscus. Leaves are speckled, and tripart, but not fluted like those of the yabia dina. yasi is called iliahi in Hawaii. Same as nakauwa. Stenochleania pulustris (Filices) Also given the name of Lomaria filiformis, by Field. Colo West. “The leaves must be chopped up very small, and then put into a bulomakou (bully-beef) tin—if no bulomakou tin, a salmon tin can be used,” he added ingenuously, “add only a little water, put it on the fire and boil. Often used for tying bamboos, etc. This plant grows on the famous Navakasiga rock, otherwise known as Black rock, in the Bua province. It also makes a very good pickle. A tall tree, with fluted bole and dark bark, pale-orange timber, when first cut. No. Red and yellow berries. Supplement to the Journal of the Polynesian Society. Found in the Navua, Namosi forests. There are many other Fijian names for this straggling plant, such as walukumailagi, watumailagi, waverelagi, etc. There are probably two species of this plant; one with narrower leaves was given the name G. augustifolium by C. Koch. It is much esteemed for its medicinal qualities, the bark. One of seven species with a wide geographical distribution; in the Rhaetic plant-fields of North and Central Europe numerous fossil leaves have been discovered. Forty feet in height, fruits are ellipsoid, yellowish or yellow-red when full ripe. The leaves, when young are furfuraceous, but glabrous when mature. The native name denotes that it creeps along the roadsides—walutu is another Fijian name, and signifies much the same, as it is literally “the drooping down on the road of its creeper.” The leaves, which are obicular and fully five inches at their base, are used to alleviate chest-trouble, and poultices of leaves are considered to be of great use for sprains and other things. A list of submitted names in which the usage is Fijian. The common blue rat-tail—now accounted as a plant-pest. There are groves of the varawa in the interior, among the forest swamps. There is a slight resemblance to the tamarind tree, which also grows and fruits well here. Pinnate leaves, lanceolate, and sometimes oval, underneath hairy, glabrous with the exception of the nerves. A tree about twenty feet high. The people of Kai Viti chew these leaves and add water to the pulp thus obtained. A small tree, flowering in October, grows on the edge of the bush proper. The Diversity of Plant Species in Fiji. Wright, C. Harold. It has a repute as a hair restorer, in which connection there is a legend concerning a tevora and his eye-brows. Is considered very valuable medicine in cases of either dysentry or diarrhoea; often spoken of, erroneously, as arrowroot. Same as wagodrogodro, wavuka, wahoni, etc. Gray, Pharbitis (Ipomoea) insularis (Convolvulaceae). Gillespie gives the Fijian names as lera or sa-lera. Anti-mosquito shrub. Also listed as Maniltoa grandiflora (A. (C. The flowering “ears,” which look somewhat like those of bullrushes are excellent when boiled, and much liked by natives and many Europeans. The ordinary grape vine, V. vinifera, belongs to this genus. Described under walutumailagi. Another name for tubua; also vuka and wavuwavu, which see. It is also called the na-tivi in Bua Province, where its beautiful red leafage is at certain seasons to be seen. Commonly found on the sea-front. It appears to be nearly related to the P. insectifugum. The leaves are glabrous but the calyx-lobes and interior of the corolla-tube are hairy; the corolla-lobes are white but the tubes are crimson. These leaves of these plants are more or less looked upon as able to work a charm on the fish. There are six stamens, inserted in the tubes. robust climbing habit, the large leaves when mature are glabrous and coppery on the under-side, but while young furfuraceous. Properly speaking this species of reed belongs to the widely distributed sedge-family. This plant is reputed to have medicinal properties, being especially useful to women, as its very name in the Fijian, implies. This name probably means the banana of the wet month. The leaves are cordate. They eat it either raw or cooked. This spelling is hardly correct, as p is scarcely used in Fijian. Very small pinkish flowers pacifica ) and with fijian plant names apices fern, boiled together with as equal of! 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