Samoan Plant Life: What is this tree?


A powerful antiseptic, the leaves and branches of this tree can be used to treat cuts, punctures and burns My cousin’s eye was injured in a welding accident. They applied this plant’s leaves to the burn and the next day it was completely healed.

Do you know what it’s called?

Check back next week for its Samoan name.


Did you know the village in last week’s image?


It is none other than home of the afaluko (werewolf), Solosolo.


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Known offline as Lillian (Lils, Lei'a) Arp, Hamo Geek Girl is just learning what it means to be Samoan. When she's not here, she's over at Manaui: Savour Oceania mostly talking about her other favourite topic: Food!

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