Herbarium Sheet Detail
NTBG Plant Name:
Michael J. Balick
August 16, 2002
M. J. Balick, 2002
T. Balick, R. Lee, Pelihter Raynor, Elipiana Amor, Robert Gallen and Nersin Aia
Tree to 5 m, dbh 15 cm, fruits green, segments maturing with yellow-orange base. Stilt roots. N.V. Kipar [Pohnpeian].
fruit: Comestible. Fruit is best food on island. Boil pandanus fruit in water and eat or grind with taro. Cook in Uhmw (local pit oven) and eat (basal part of segment of fruit only).
leaves: Weaving Material. To weave mats for sleeping. Cut leaves, cut spines off margins put on fire to heat dry or dry in sun. When dry, put in rolls and split to weave mats.
root: Erosion Control. People have planted this near seaside to hold sand from washing away.
wood: Construction Material. Used to make traditional houses from wood. Local traditional houses, of which there are only a few left, have posts made of coconut stem. Pandanus stilt roots are split and used as cross bars. Alos, pandanus stems are used for beams and posts, but this type of wood is weaker than coconut.
Seaside vegetation, swamp.
Including coconut, pandanus, near taro (Cyrtosperma chamissonis) patch.
Date of Last Update:
August 6, 2023
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