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John Amato | profile | all galleries >> Pohnpei, Micronesia -FSM- 2010, 2011 >> Plants, fungi, plant disease, insects and the use of herbicides and pesticides, Pohnpei, Micronesia. tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Plants, fungi, plant disease, insects and the use of herbicides and pesticides, Pohnpei, Micronesia.

With endemics as well as invasive plants, Micronesia has a vast array of species.

For the time being I will list fungi and plants together but as time goes on I will divide this. Fungi have a closer genetic link to the animal kingom than the plant kingom but for now I will leave them with the plants.

Research by: Dr. Amy Eisenberg. Dr. Eisenberg devoted many hours every day, including weekends to help farmers and the people of Pohnpei, plant and identify plants. She also donated many seeds to both farmers and individuals for food crops.
Dillenia indica Dilleniaceae   IMG_9020.jpg
Dillenia indica Dilleniaceae IMG_9020.jpg
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Butterfly feeding on eggfruit. IMG_9037.jpg
Butterfly feeding on eggfruit. IMG_9037.jpg
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Garcinia xanthochymus (false mangosteen) IMG_8253.jpg
Garcinia xanthochymus (false mangosteen) IMG_8253.jpg
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Dr. Amy Eisenberg examining an interesting flower (a single flower from the following 2 images. L1018041.jpg
Dr. Amy Eisenberg examining an interesting flower (a single flower from the following 2 images. L1018041.jpg
A tree approximately 20 meters high and leaves that smell like wintergreen when broken. L1017931.jpg
A tree approximately 20 meters high and leaves that smell like wintergreen when broken. L1017931.jpg
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New large sized white fly infestation on a bell pepper plant. Chinese Pilot Farm. IMG_7447_8_9.jpg
New large sized white fly infestation on a bell pepper plant. Chinese Pilot Farm. IMG_7447_8_9.jpg
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A leaf is curled as cover. IMG_6368.jpg
A leaf is curled as cover. IMG_6368.jpg
Disturbed. Rapidly jumping from its enclosed leaf once disturbed.  IMG_6369.jpg
Disturbed. Rapidly jumping from its enclosed leaf once disturbed. IMG_6369.jpg
Remarkably long antennae. IMG_6385.jpg
Remarkably long antennae. IMG_6385.jpg
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A white area (line) can be seen around the insect. L1013321.jpg
A white area (line) can be seen around the insect. L1013321.jpg
Muntingia calabura (Jamaica cherry) Muntingiaceae IMG_6148.jpg
Muntingia calabura (Jamaica cherry) Muntingiaceae IMG_6148.jpg
Grasshoppers on Pohnpei. IMG_6161.jpg
Grasshoppers on Pohnpei. IMG_6161.jpg
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Fly wasp mimic. IMG_6214.jpg
Fly wasp mimic. IMG_6214.jpg
Fungi on the way to the boulder field. IMG_6762.jpg
Fungi on the way to the boulder field. IMG_6762.jpg
Squeezing coconut meat into a wound. IMG_3352.jpg
Squeezing coconut meat into a wound. IMG_3352.jpg
Juice from coconut meat on a wound. IMG_3353.jpg
Juice from coconut meat on a wound. IMG_3353.jpg
Chicle or Sapodilla tree.  Manilkara zapota IMG_2361.jpg
Chicle or Sapodilla tree. Manilkara zapota IMG_2361.jpg
Chicle tree flowers. Manilkara zapota IMG_2355.jpg
Chicle tree flowers. Manilkara zapota IMG_2355.jpg
Chicle tree. The latex has been used for chewing gum. IMG_2352.jpg
Chicle tree. The latex has been used for chewing gum. IMG_2352.jpg
Fruit split open showing seeds. Manilkara zapota IMG_2350.jpg
Fruit split open showing seeds. Manilkara zapota IMG_2350.jpg
Chicle tree fruit. Manilkara zapota IMG_2345.jpg
Chicle tree fruit. Manilkara zapota IMG_2345.jpg
Burning a tree trunk after cutting down the tree. IMG_2322.jpg
Burning a tree trunk after cutting down the tree. IMG_2322.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. Pouteria   IMG_2160.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. Pouteria IMG_2160.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. Pouteria campechiana Sapotaceae round form IMG_2033.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. Pouteria campechiana Sapotaceae round form IMG_2033.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. Pouteria  tear drop form IMG_1989.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. Pouteria tear drop form IMG_1989.jpg
Climbing up into an egg fruit tree being strangled by a vine. IMG_3277.jpg
Climbing up into an egg fruit tree being strangled by a vine. IMG_3277.jpg
A baby at Sei's farm enjoying egg fruit. March 2011. IMG_3307.jpg
A baby at Sei's farm enjoying egg fruit. March 2011. IMG_3307.jpg
Egg fruit, foreground. Pouteria IMG_3427_8_9.jpg
Egg fruit, foreground. Pouteria IMG_3427_8_9.jpg
Pouteria showing seed. IMG_2169.jpg
Pouteria showing seed. IMG_2169.jpg
Pouteria cut in half. IMG_2164.jpg
Pouteria cut in half. IMG_2164.jpg
1. Immature Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma Lucidum IMG_5448.jpg
1. Immature Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma Lucidum IMG_5448.jpg
2. Reishi after 2 weeks. IMG_1992.jpg
2. Reishi after 2 weeks. IMG_1992.jpg
3. Reshi after 4 weeks. IMG_3661.jpg
3. Reshi after 4 weeks. IMG_3661.jpg
Wielson Mauricio holding some small Reishi mushrooms. Feb. 23, 2011 IMG_1366.jpg
Wielson Mauricio holding some small Reishi mushrooms. Feb. 23, 2011 IMG_1366.jpg
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5584.jp
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5584.jp
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5582.jpg
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5582.jpg
Black Reishi  IMG_5581.jpg
Black Reishi IMG_5581.jpg
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5579.jpg
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5579.jpg
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5576.jpg
Reishi mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum IMG_5576.jpg
While spraying false blister beetles with pesticides raining back down on this student. .  IMG_4781.jpg
While spraying false blister beetles with pesticides raining back down on this student. . IMG_4781.jpg
So this student went back to spraying. IMG_4786.jpg
So this student went back to spraying. IMG_4786.jpg
1. Blister beetle infestation (aggregation) at Pohnlangas Elementary School. Additional information on blister beetle.
1. Blister beetle infestation (aggregation) at Pohnlangas Elementary School. Additional information on blister beetle.
2. Second floor.  IMG_9176.jpg
2. Second floor. IMG_9176.jpg
3. This classroom has been evacuated until a remedy for the insects can be found. IMG_9174.jpg
3. This classroom has been evacuated until a remedy for the insects can be found. IMG_9174.jpg
4. Inside abandoned classroom on second floor.  IMG_9172.jpg
4. Inside abandoned classroom on second floor. IMG_9172.jpg
5. Aggregation of insects on a pole on the second floor.  IMG_5146.jpg
5. Aggregation of insects on a pole on the second floor. IMG_5146.jpg
6. The first attempt to use scale met with failure as. .  IMG_5142.jpg
6. The first attempt to use scale met with failure as. . IMG_5142.jpg
7. Blister beetles. IMG_5106.jpg
7. Blister beetles. IMG_5106.jpg
8. Blister beetle.  IMG_5122.jpg
8. Blister beetle. IMG_5122.jpg
9. IMG_5120.jpg
9. IMG_5120.jpg
10. Approximately 1 day after exposure to fluid from the insect after it was smashed on the skin.  IMG_5102.jpg
10. Approximately 1 day after exposure to fluid from the insect after it was smashed on the skin. IMG_5102.jpg
Science instructor. IMG_6135.jpg
Science instructor. IMG_6135.jpg
Collecting the blister beetle, May 2011. IMG_6104.jpg
Collecting the blister beetle, May 2011. IMG_6104.jpg
11. Blistering and oozing from the site of the insect where it was smashed while attempted to brush it off.  IMG_5101.jpg
11. Blistering and oozing from the site of the insect where it was smashed while attempted to brush it off. IMG_5101.jpg
Revisit May 2011. IMG_6029.jpg
Revisit May 2011. IMG_6029.jpg
Revisit May 2011 IMG_6085.jpg
Revisit May 2011 IMG_6085.jpg
Revisit May 2011 IMG_6082.jpg
Revisit May 2011 IMG_6082.jpg
1. Dr. Amy Eisenberg inspecting rotting Pandanus fruit. IMG_9159.jpg
1. Dr. Amy Eisenberg inspecting rotting Pandanus fruit. IMG_9159.jpg
2. Taking samples of Pandanus leaves for further inspection. IMG_9153.jpg
2. Taking samples of Pandanus leaves for further inspection. IMG_9153.jpg
3. Area where Pandanus are being grown. IMG_9136_7_8.jpg
3. Area where Pandanus are being grown. IMG_9136_7_8.jpg
4. Rotting Pandanus fruit. IMG_5059.jpg
4. Rotting Pandanus fruit. IMG_5059.jpg
5. Close-up of 5059. IMG_5059-2.jpg
5. Close-up of 5059. IMG_5059-2.jpg
6. Rotting Pandanus fruits. IMG_5050.jpg
6. Rotting Pandanus fruits. IMG_5050.jpg
7. Pandanus leaf with exudate. IMG_5045.jpg
7. Pandanus leaf with exudate. IMG_5045.jpg
8. Affected Pandanus leaves. All brown areas had exit holes. IMG_5033.jpg
8. Affected Pandanus leaves. All brown areas had exit holes. IMG_5033.jpg
9. One affected area. Appears to show an exit hole. IMG_5091.jpg
9. One affected area. Appears to show an exit hole. IMG_5091.jpg
10. Hole approx. .25mm in diameter.  IMG_5089.jpg
10. Hole approx. .25mm in diameter. IMG_5089.jpg
11. Affected Pandanus leaves. IMG_5029.jpg
11. Affected Pandanus leaves. IMG_5029.jpg
12. Discussing affected Pandanus. IMG_9198.jpg
12. Discussing affected Pandanus. IMG_9198.jpg
13. IMG_9213.jpg
13. IMG_9213.jpg
14. Rotted area of a large branch from a Pandanus. IMG_5155.jpg
14. Rotted area of a large branch from a Pandanus. IMG_5155.jpg
15. Aerial roots of the Pandanus showing the affect of rotting to the tip, which also was found higher on the root. IMG_5153.jpg
15. Aerial roots of the Pandanus showing the affect of rotting to the tip, which also was found higher on the root. IMG_5153.jpg
16, Split aerial root of Pandanus affected by rot. IMG_5149.jpg
16, Split aerial root of Pandanus affected by rot. IMG_5149.jpg
17. Affected Pandanus fruit. IMG_5026.jpg
17. Affected Pandanus fruit. IMG_5026.jpg
18.Gibson Santos, Paul Lake & Rodasio of the Natural Resource Conservation Society & Dr. Amy Eisenberg of CRE/AES.L1010344.jpg
18.Gibson Santos, Paul Lake & Rodasio of the Natural Resource Conservation Society & Dr. Amy Eisenberg of CRE/AES.L1010344.jpg
19. Gibson Santos, Paul Lake & Rodasio of the Natural Resource Conservation Society & Dr. Amy Eisenberg of CRE/AES. L1010342.jpg
19. Gibson Santos, Paul Lake & Rodasio of the Natural Resource Conservation Society & Dr. Amy Eisenberg of CRE/AES. L1010342.jpg
20. Examing soil survey maps. L1010331.jpg
20. Examing soil survey maps. L1010331.jpg
1. Wilbur Walter's farm. 1-8.  IMG_7735.jpg
1. Wilbur Walter's farm. 1-8. IMG_7735.jpg
2. A leaf of a coffee plant on Walter's farm. IMG_4616.jpg
2. A leaf of a coffee plant on Walter's farm. IMG_4616.jpg
3. A coffee plant one month old showing stress.  IMG_4609.jpg
3. A coffee plant one month old showing stress. IMG_4609.jpg
4. A girdled invasive tree.  IMG_7754.jpg
4. A girdled invasive tree. IMG_7754.jpg
5. Watermelon patch. IMG_7747.jpg
5. Watermelon patch. IMG_7747.jpg
6. Watermelon patch. IMG_7744.jpg
6. Watermelon patch. IMG_7744.jpg
7. Coffe plant, this has been planted for one month.  IMG_7750.jpg
7. Coffe plant, this has been planted for one month. IMG_7750.jpg
8. Papaya leaf. Reason for the stressed areas?  IMG_7722.jpg
8. Papaya leaf. Reason for the stressed areas? IMG_7722.jpg
Mr. Sam at his pepper farm. Piper nigrum L.IMG_7314.jpg
Mr. Sam at his pepper farm. Piper nigrum L.IMG_7314.jpg
Affected black pepper plant, Piper nigrum L.  IMG_7322.jpg
Affected black pepper plant, Piper nigrum L. IMG_7322.jpg
Affected black pepper plant. Piper nigrum L. IMG_7310.jpg
Affected black pepper plant. Piper nigrum L. IMG_7310.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4596.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4596.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4594.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4594.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4592.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4592.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4590.jpg
Piper nigrum L. IMG_4590.jpg
Diseased black pepper plant. The plants are dying from this. Piper nigrum L.  IMG_7286.jpg
Diseased black pepper plant. The plants are dying from this. Piper nigrum L. IMG_7286.jpg
1. A tree approximately 30 feet tall.  family Muntingiaceae.  Muntingia .IMG_4585.jpg
1. A tree approximately 30 feet tall. family Muntingiaceae. Muntingia .IMG_4585.jpg
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5. IMG_4578.jpg
5. IMG_4578.jpg
Asplenium  L1005858.jpg
Asplenium L1005858.jpg
Cinnamomun carolinense A local bark used for lung problems. L1005929.jpg
Cinnamomun carolinense A local bark used for lung problems. L1005929.jpg
Gall from introduced wasp. IMG_0882.jpg
Gall from introduced wasp. IMG_0882.jpg
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Giant swamp taro  IMG_1747.jpg
Giant swamp taro IMG_1747.jpg
Giant swamp taro flower IMG_1746.jpg
Giant swamp taro flower IMG_1746.jpg
Giant swamp taro flower IMG_1745.jpg
Giant swamp taro flower IMG_1745.jpg
Giant swamp taro flower IMG_1745-1.jpg
Giant swamp taro flower IMG_1745-1.jpg
Mwahng (Pohnpeian) Giant swamp taro IMG_0827.jpg
Mwahng (Pohnpeian) Giant swamp taro IMG_0827.jpg
Kava to make sakau. IMG_3728.jpg
Kava to make sakau. IMG_3728.jpg
Burned tree to allow for more light. IMG_1593.jpg
Burned tree to allow for more light. IMG_1593.jpg
Growing kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae)  IMG_1598.jpg
Growing kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae) IMG_1598.jpg
Recent planting of kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae)IMG_1601.jpg
Recent planting of kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae)IMG_1601.jpg
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1. IMG_1437.jpg
1. IMG_1437.jpg
2. Glochidion IMG_1443.jpg
2. Glochidion IMG_1443.jpg
1. Flower of star fruit.  IMG_1136.jpg
1. Flower of star fruit. IMG_1136.jpg
2. Star fruit. IMG_1124.jpg
2. Star fruit. IMG_1124.jpg
1. IMG_1100.jpg
1. IMG_1100.jpg
2. Inocarpus fagifer Fabaceae (mworopw) IMG_1104.jpg
2. Inocarpus fagifer Fabaceae (mworopw) IMG_1104.jpg
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Clearing land for kava. IMG_4191.jpg
Clearing land for kava. IMG_4191.jpg
Sori IMG_4207.jpg
Sori IMG_4207.jpg
1. IMG_3288.jpg
1. IMG_3288.jpg
1. Pangium edule Achariaceae (false durian) IMG_3281.jpg
1. Pangium edule Achariaceae (false durian) IMG_3281.jpg
2. IMG_3283.jpg
2. IMG_3283.jpg
3. IMG_3284.jpg
3. IMG_3284.jpg
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1. Microsorum scolopendria . . .    Explanation of use. IMG_3877.jpg
1. Microsorum scolopendria . . . Explanation of use. IMG_3877.jpg
2. Microsorum scolopendria IMG_3876.jpg
2. Microsorum scolopendria IMG_3876.jpg
3. Microsorum scolopendria IMG_3872.jpg
3. Microsorum scolopendria IMG_3872.jpg
4. Microsorum scolopendria IMG_3871.jpg
4. Microsorum scolopendria IMG_3871.jpg
Breadfruit IMG_3844.jpg
Breadfruit IMG_3844.jpg
1. Diospyros blancoi, (Ebenaceae) IMG_3940.jpg
1. Diospyros blancoi, (Ebenaceae) IMG_3940.jpg
2. IMG_3950.jpg
2. IMG_3950.jpg
3. IMG_3942.jpg
3. IMG_3942.jpg
1. Dillenia indica (Dilleniaceae) IMG_3929.jpg
1. Dillenia indica (Dilleniaceae) IMG_3929.jpg
2. IMG_3957.jpg
2. IMG_3957.jpg
3. IMG_3960.jpg
3. IMG_3960.jpg
4. IMG_3964.jpg
4. IMG_3964.jpg
1. Calotropis gigantea
1. Calotropis gigantea
2.  IMG_3643.jpg
2. IMG_3643.jpg
3.  IMG_3637.jpg
3. IMG_3637.jpg
4. Apocynaceae
4. Apocynaceae
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Yams from Pohnpei. IMG_3982.jpg
Yams from Pohnpei. IMG_3982.jpg
1. IMG_3913.jpg
1. IMG_3913.jpg
2. IMG_3911.jpg
2. IMG_3911.jpg
3. IMG_3915.jpg
3. IMG_3915.jpg
1. Kipar (Pohnpei name) IMG_4186.jpg
1. Kipar (Pohnpei name) IMG_4186.jpg
2.Kipar fruit.  IMG_3992.jpg
2.Kipar fruit. IMG_3992.jpg
Girdling an invasive species of tree. IMG_3919.jpg
Girdling an invasive species of tree. IMG_3919.jpg