Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Banyans and ivi trees

from w
I have often made drawings of trees such as the gingko, banyan, and any kind of twisty tree or one with odd shapes. Near Navua there are many banyan trees that look like shaggy sheep. Also near the building where we went to Suva North Rotary meeting catered by the Hospitality students there is an ivi nut tree that seems to be strangled by a banyan. Here are three sketches I made in Fiji of these trees.
There's a lot of information about the ivi tree - Tahitian Chestnut - on a google site:
[PDF] Inocarpus fagifer (Tahitian chestnut)File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
ivi (Fiji). mape (Society Islands). mworopw (Pohnpei). naqi (Solomon Islands: Nduke). namambe (Vanuatu: Bislama). Tahitian chestnut, Polynesian chestnut ...
www.agroforestry.net/tti/Inocarpus-Tahitianchestnut.pdf -

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