Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Is a variation of the tagimoucia flower?


from w
Maybe it is the same species but there are often variations of plants so the one found in Bua could be the same or a little different. I had heard before that the tagimoucia did grow high up in the mountains of Vanua Levu. I read this on the Fiji radio site.
Fiji’s unique flower Tagimoucia discovered in Bua
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Revelations are that the unique flower Tagimoucia which is found only in Taveuni has been discovered in the highlands of Bua in Vanua Levu. In the interior of the district of Dama, stands the Na Votuvotu peak – the highest peak in Bua. It is said from the peak one can see the whole of Vanua Levu and its is from this mountain top the Tagimoucia which is known to the people of Bua as Tekiteki Vunimoceyawa has been discovered.

The difference between the Tagimoucia in Taveuni and that which has just been discovered, is that the Bua species has a mixture of red, purple and white colors in the inside of its petals.

Legend has it that it is the Na Vutovuto peak where Naulumatua planted the first Bua plant and named the province after the flower. However he did not want to reside there because he could still see his native Verata village in Tailevu where he was initially chased from. This prompted the young chief to move back down to Seatura and settled.

The Tagimoucia was discovered by the people of Bua and confirmation was done by USP researchers.

8 comments:

Children of Fiji said...

Vosota Peceli,

Au vakabauta nai talanoa ni Tagimoucia oqo au se qai rogoca vakadua.

Au vakabauta ni na yaga me vakaraitaki mai na kena veitukutuku eso me na rawa ni qai vaka bauti ni sai koya oqo nai talanoa dina ni kena kune na Tagimoucia mai Taveuni.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Bula vinaka, Fiji kids of Wellington,
Thank you for visiting our blog site. I read in some geography of Fiji book some time ago that the flower does grow in a mountain region of Vanua Levu - Seatura region. Here are two references to look up also.
Do a google search of Medinilla waterhousei which is its botanical name.
Also look up:
http://www.naturefiji.org/endspecies.php?info=Tagimaucia
The legends about the tagimaucia of course are beautiful stories.

from wendy

Children of Fiji said...

Vinaka Peceli & Wendy,

We will look at the site you have suggested.

My argument is I happen to grow up on the island of Taveuni when my parents retired from Civil Service & have been told over & over by our elders who are thorough eith their oral stories about the Tagimoucia.

I beleive this new found stories is yet to be proven & validated. Until then theres only Taveuni Tagimoucia at this point.

Pandabonium said...

Beautiful.

yalewa ni ca a'u said...

ei tukutuku dina nai talanoa ni tagimoucia oqori,ia na yacana ga vei ira mai Bua na tekiteki nei vuinamoceyawa..e sa qai votu cake ga mai na i talanoa oqo e na nodra a gole yani na tabana ni vakadidike ki navotuvotukula,bua..e veivakurabuitaki vei keda na sa qai rogoca vakadua ka da rawa ni kaya kina ni lasutaki ia vei ira mai Bua e ra sa kila tu na kena i talanoa dina ka dau vakadewataki mai vei ira nodra qase,e ra sega ga ni dau talanoataka vakaveitalia e na vuku ni nodra via maroroya na nodra i tekiteki me kua ni vakasosataki..

Children of Fiji said...

Esa veisau na gauna. Sa na sega ni rawa meda dabe toka ga meda qai sarava toka eso na veitalanoa vuka vuka ka sega ni vakadeita'i na 'ena dina. Sa veicurumaki tu na dra ka sa ra levu nai solisoli era sa sega tu ni 'ila na vei a dina me baleta na i talanoa ni nodra dui yavu se vanua.

vuanimabagal said...

na rogo talanoa vukavuka gona e rua tu kina na i talanoa ni nodatou tagimoucia..nai matai ni talanoa: na goneyalewa ka cemuri mai vei tinana ka kenai karua sa i koya na i talanoa ni veidomoni,qori na i talanoa ka keimami bau mai raica tu ena mona livaliva ka tukuni ni sega ni vakadeitaki na kena i talanoa dina.na kena rogo mai nai talanoa ni 'tekiteki nei vuinamoceyawa' keirau a bau gole sara kina kei dua na noqui tokani me keirau la'ki raica ka rogoca tale ga mai na kena i talanoa vei ira na turaga ni driti..(na koro ka voleka i navotuvotukula na vanua ka laurai kina na senikau).nai tukuni ni tekiteki nei vuinamoceyawa ea sa dau vakadewataki taumada tu ga mai vei ira ka matata tiko mai vei ira nai taba tamata ni kua na kenai tukuni kei na i sema e tiko vei rau na senikau e rua(tagimoucia kei na tekiteki nei vuinamoceyawa)kei na nodrau dui i sema na dui vanua e rau kune kina.(Bua kei Taveuni)

Anonymous said...

kua mada na talanoa lasu tiko. Na Tagimoucia qori, e keitou i divi na marau ni "Aisokula".

kua tiko mada na vaqara history!