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Table 2. Indigenous plants or plants naturally distributed in the western Pacific Islands before the arrival of humans. COMMON

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iron wood

gagu

Casuarina equisetifolia

beach hibiscus

pagu

Hibiscus tiliaceus

vesi

ifet

Intsia bijuga

Indian mulberry

ladda

Morinda citrifolia

tropical almond

talisai

Terminalia catappa

rosewood

banalu

Thespesia populnea

beach heliotrope

hunek

Tournefortia argentea

half flower

nanasu

Scaevola taccada

beach mahoganay

da’ok

Calophyllum inophyllum

banyan

nunu

Ficus prolix

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Table 3. Plants brought to Guahan by ancient Chamorro voyagers. COMMON

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coconut

niyok

Cocos nucifera

banana

chotda

Musa species

breadfruit

lemmai

Artocarpus altilis

taro

suni

Colocasia esculenta

yam

dagu

Dioscorea alata

rice

fa’i

Oryza sativa

sugar cane

tupu

Saccharum officinarum

betel nut

pugua’

Areca catechu

pepper leaf

pupulu

Piper betel

ginger

hasngot

Zingiber zerumbet

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