Protoform: PUKA [RO] A tree (Hernandia peltata) or (Pisonia grandis)

Description: A tree (Hernandia peltata) or (Pisonia grandis)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to RO: RO
Notes:

*0 >> PN *puka-tea, SO *puka-vai, *puka-waka
*3 PEO *puka (Gty. 1983).
*3 PROC *buka "taxon of littoral trees, including Pisonia spp. and Gyrocarpus americanus" (LPO III:168)
*8 Note. (Pisonia umbellifera) is apparently the tree most generally denoted by *mpuka in NCV (note also Bislama nambuka), whereas the use for Gyrocarpus is restricted to the Efate group (Clk).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Puko pakatangia (Hernandia peltata) Problematic (Fbg)
East Futuna Puka (Hernandia peltata) (Mfr)
East Uvea Puko A tree (Hernandia peltata) (Rch)
Emae Puka (Gyrocarpus americanus) (Clk) (Cpl)
Emae Puka pipiri A tree (Pisonia umbellifera) (Clk) (Cpl)
Fijian Buka ni vuda Tree sp. (Guioa rhoifolia) (Cupania roifolia) (Hkt) (Cpl)
Gilbertese Buka (Pisonia grandis) (Whr)
Ifira-Mele Puka Canoe Tree (Gyrocarpus americanus) (Clk)
Ifira-Mele Puka maapulu A tree (Pisonia umbellifera) (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Buge (Pisonia grandis) (Lbr)
Luangiua Puʔa Pisonia grandis (Tbs)
Luangiua Pua Large tree, soft wood (Smd)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Puka Tree name (Sve)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Puka/ama Lantern Tree (Hernandia nymphaeifolia) (McC)
Marquesas Puka Espece d'arbre (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Puka (Meryta sinclairii), (Eugenia maire) (Wms)
Nguna Na/puka/ A tree (Gyrocarpus sp.) (Clk)
Niuafoʔou Puko Tree sp. Borrowed (Dye)
Niue Puka Tree sp. (Hernandia ovigera) (Sph)
Nukuoro Buga (Pisonia grandis) (Crl)
Nukuoro Buga/liaa Tree sp., Indian mulberry (Morinda citrifolia) (Crl)
Penrhyn Puka ama Sea hearse, Chinese Lantern Tree (Hernandia nymphaefolia) (Sta)
Pukapuka Puka (Ceodes [= Pisonia] umbellifera) (Bge); tree sp. (Pisonia grandis) (Sby)
Pukapuka Puka/ama Lantern Tree (Hernandia mymphaeifolia) (McC)
Rapa Puka A tree (Hernandia ovigera) (Sks)
Rarotongan Puka (Hernandia nymphaeifolia) (McC)
Rarotongan Puka/puka Coastal tree...(Ceodes [= Pisonia] umbraculifera) (Bse)
Rennellese Puka (Pisonia grandis (Ebt)
Rotuman Puka Creepers of various kinds Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Puʔa Large coastal tree (Hernandia sp.); (Hernandia nymphaeifolia) (Whr) (Mnr)
Samoan Puʔa/puʔa Large coastal tree (Guettarda sp.) (Mnr)
Sikaiana Puka A tree sp (Dnr)
Takuu Puka Tree sp. (Pisonia grandis) (Mle)
Tikopia Puka (Hernandia peltata) (Fth)
Tikopia Puka vini Tree sp. (Hernandia ovigera) (Fth)
Tokelau Puka A tree (Hernandia nymphaeifolia) (Whr)
Tokelau Puka-kakai (Pisonia grandis) (Sma)
Tongan Puko Hernandia; (Pisonia grandis) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Puka (Pisonia umbelifera) ?, (Pisonia grandis) ?. Pisonia grandis (Sct). (Stn)
Tuvalu Puka A tree (Pisonia grandis) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Puka Tree, sometimes quite big, with leaves used as cabbage (Hvn)
West Futuna Puka A kind of native cabbage (Dty)
West Uvea Puka Arbre dont on mange les feuilles (Pisonia grandis) (Hmn)

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