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This is an elicitation / discussion about the particular uses of plants. In the previous week, a botanist had visited the village. The native/local biologist pointed out plants and the botanist sampled pieces of bark, leaves, fruits or sometimes even flowers. After each walk the samples were sorted and pressed as vouchers to take to the Herbarium in Lae for further identification. While the botanist collected samples, I wrote down the name of each plant and made some notes about its use or significance. This way, about 150 lexical items were collected over the course of two days. This recording is part of revisiting those 150 lexical items and plants in order to record the correct pronunciation and inquire further about the usage of each particular plant.