Entries from Whistler 1991 in Pollex-Online

Whistler, W. A. (1991). The ethnobotany of Tonga: the plants, their Tongan names, and their uses. Honolulu, Bishop Museum Press.

Language Item Description
Tongan Maʔamaʔalava Tree sp. (Elaeocarpus tonganus)
East Uvea Kutu (Eleocharis dulcis)
Tongan Sipi (Entada phaseoloides). Often confused with valai.
Tongan Ango/ango Wild ginger (Zingiber zerumbet)
East Uvea Valai Liana sp.
East Uvea Halu (Epipremnum pinnatum) Borrowed
Tongan Puko/vili (Gyrocarpus americanus)
Tongan Lautolu General name for several creeping vines (Vigna spp.)
Tongan Siale tonga (Gardenia taitensis)
Tongan Mahame (Glochidion ramiflorum) (Niuas)
East Uvea Mahame (Glochidion ramiflorum)
Tongan Vavae tonga (Gossypium barbadense)
Tongan Fue General name for vines, incl. Ipomoea, Piper, Merremia, Canavalia spp.
Tongan Fukofuka (Kleinhovia hospita)
Tongan Ajiu Cucumis melo, an aboriginal melon, rare or now lost from Tonga (Rabone, 1845, Baker, 1897)
Tongan Tolotalo Spider Lily (Crinum asiaticum)
Tongan Malamala ʔa fonua Alternative name for fonua mamala
Tongan Fonua malala Niua name for fonua mamala
Tongan Mamangi Shrub sp.; variety of yam (Rabone)
Tongan Heilala (Garcinia sessilis) Small tree, flowers highly esteemed and strung into leis
Tongan Halato (Tafahi) Stinging-nettle tree sp. (Dendrocnide harveyi)
Tongan Mafaʔi Creeper sp. (Luffa cylindrica)
Tongan Loupata Tree sp. (Macaranga harveyana)
Tongan Kulukulu/fa Small tree sp. (Meryta macrophylla). Called kulukulu on 'Eua.
Tongan Lata Shrub sp. (Sophora tomentosa) ["Nowadays few people know this name."]
Tongan Takafalu Small tree sp. (Micromelum minutum)
Tongan Kotone Tree sp. (Myristica hypargyraea)
Tongan Toa vao (also toa tahi) (Psilotum nudum)
Tongan Tongo lei Giant mangrove (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza)
Tongan Takataka (ʔa leala) Goosefoot grass (Eleusine indica)
Tongan Lala vao Shrub sp. (Wikstroemia foetida)
Tongan Moli tahi Niuatoputapu and Tafahi name for vii tahi (Ximenia americana)
Niue Fanaiho Tree sp. (Sterculia fanaiho)
Tongan Moʔosipo (hina) Triumfetta rhomboidea
Tongan Moʔosipo tonga, moʔosipo kula Urena lobata
Tongan ʔAi Canarium harveyi