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RE: luku?

  • Subject: RE: [ferns] luku?
  • From: "Winter, Wim de" Wim.dewinter@wur.nl
  • Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 22:09:21 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [ferns] luku?

Hoi Keith,

Well observed! There might be other species of the complex involved indeed,
but I agree that Asplenium cf. australasicum would be a very acceptable guess
given the limited information.

The next one going on holiday in Niue should do some fieldwork (and perhaps
bring them some consonants..:-)

Wim


-----Original Message-----
From:	owner-ferns@hort.net on behalf of Keith Rogers
Sent:	Mon 3/21/2005 1:38 PM
To:	ferns@hort.net
Cc:
Subject:	RE: [ferns] luku?
Hi Wim

The stamp shows the back keel of the frond and A. nidus has a ridge (like an
inverted U)on the inside of the frond.

A. cymbifolium is on Tanna Isl in Vanuatu and also Samoa but I don't think
these are that, as it is a neat rosette and a similar keel to A.
australasicum.

Keith



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of
Winter, Wim de
Sent: Monday, 21 March 2005 7:12 PM
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: RE: [ferns] luku?

In addition, a stamp exists picturing a Niuean gathering luku. The picture
strongly suggests it's an Asplenium of the A. nidus-group. I have made the
image temporarily available through:

http://huizen.ddsw.nl/bewoners/wimw/temp/Niue.jpg

WdW


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net]On Behalf Of Winter,
Wim de
Sent: Sun, March 20, 2005 22:23
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: [ferns] luku?


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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