Alaska Ethnobotany

Lauhala

Botanical Information Species: Pandanus tectorius Parkinson ex Du Roi (Pandanaceae) Common names: thatch screwpine, hala tree, pandanus Hawaiian name: pu hala (Carr, 2002) Pandanus tectorius is a dioecious member of the screwpine family of monocotyledons.  It is native to the Pacific Islands, Australia, and Malesia where it prefers coastal areas …

Chaga Tincture

Inonotus obliquus (Ach. ex Pers.) Pilat Chaga is a parasitic fungus that grows in northern (boreal) forests on birch trees. It’s been part of Russian folk medicine since the 16th century (Spinosa, 2012, p.22-26). In fact, the word chaga comes from the Khanty language, an Indigenous people living in modern-day …

EBOT at WAISC – Ethnobotany Meets Invasive Plants Management

Ethnobotany Meets Invasive Plants Management – Considerations for Western Alaska Gooseberry Peter, UAF Cooperative Extension program assistant for invasive plants and EBOT instructor Lisa Strecker jointly presented at the virtual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC), May 13-14, 2021. Abstract This presentation is the product of an ongoing …