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  • Subject: [ferns] luku?
  • From: "Winter, Wim de" Wim.dewinter@wur.nl
  • Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 22:23:16 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [ferns] ST Thomas

My attention was drawn to a fern use on Niue (?Savage Island?) of which I
haven't been able to identify the species concerned (consumed):

"The luku fern is another indigenous plant used in Niuean cooking and is
boiled, stir-fried or baked in an earth oven with coconut cream and chicken or
corned beef."

elsewhere , it says:

"The Luku is also a very handsome plant (? fern), the bright shiny leaves of
which grow sometimes to a length of 6 feet, with a width of 6 inches. There
are two species known to the nativesLuku-fua, the leaves of which are eaten,
it has the midrib green; and the Luku-la-ua, of which both roots and leaves
are eaten, it has the midrib black."

Is anyone familiar with the vernacular Luku?

Wim de Winter

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