It is mentioned in Wilkes' book descriptive of the 1840 American expedition. votuki is the Deuba name, for the dalo, or taro. May be the same as uto-buco, and the bucudo of Wilkes' narrative, though he spells it umbuda. It is often listed by botanists as Curcas purgans. They say a drink made of the leaves of the wakiwaki together with as equal number of leaves of the evu will cause sterility. They are supposed to be the plantains of the veli—or spirits of the veikau (forests) and the Fijians say some evil will overtake anyone who so much as touches them—to cut or remove them is to risk worse calamities. This species of Solanum is nearer akin to the tomato. This variety of breadfruit is large and seedless, with a smooth surface; the leaves have a peculiar appearance as if covered with small blisters. In India it is known as olindawel, where the juice of the green leaves is taken for purifying the blood, and the root for sore throat and rheumatism. This tree has an edible fruit, which as its native name implies, is somewhat soft and foamy. Flowers have four petals; the leaves in sets of three—one set egg-shaped and long, the next serrated, or lobed. It is a climbing shrub, with very robust habit of growth. There is a small variety of Freycinetia, spikes at end of branches. banidakai. The inflorescence is a catkin made up of a great number of minute flowers, which are followed by very definite and numerous fruits and finally seeds. The buds are used as a dye (yellow and orange) then called nag-kassar or nagesar. In great repute among the hillpeople for its medicinal qualities. vutudina in contradistinction to vutuniwai, is said to be a very good food, and its fruit is better than that of the B. edulis. This tree has a very smooth trunk, and does not give foothold to any plant or parasite or epiphite habits. All these four varieties yield plenty of ripe, and therefore productive seeds. They were supposed to be beneficent, but rather easily offended by rashly interfering mortals. The natives use this herbaceous plant with kuila to scent their coconut oil. A small, smooth-leaved tree. Fijians prefer their own home-made saluka cigarettes to smoking a pipe. This small tree grows well in Bua Province. Introduced. ; Melia floribundaCarrière; Melia toosendanSiebold & Zucc. Stamens ten, drupes are black and shining. Separate indexes to plant species and Fijian names are provided, as well as a glossary of medicinal and botanical terms. Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. Happily the intoxication it produces is not like that caused by spirituous liquors; those who drink it do not become quarrelsome, on the contrary its imbibition is said. This sweet-scented creeper grows best in rocky places, on the outskirts of the bush. The timber is greyish-yellow. The gourds from this plant were formerly extensively used as containers for coconut and other oil, in place of bottles before these were introduced. Called also wavere, waverelagi, etc. 33 Fiji Name Botanical Name Authority kascakula . By this time it was daylight; she awoke her son, and took him out. This species has grey seeds. Nadroga. It is a good building timber. Strange to say. It has larger leaves than the kind that is found in Viti Levu, and is much rarer. It is said to relieve long-standing irritation. This must not be confounded with the vasili-kau, for it is one of the Crotans, and therefore belongs to a different order. Is much in repute as a remedy for both dysentry and diarrhoea. This fern is widely eaten by natives, common westward to Asia. Has a tuberous root, firm green leaves, very erect stem and whitish flowers. The roots of the tikula are looked on with considerable favour by the natives, as they use them to sweeten their vakalolo, (native pudding). 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