Herbarium Sheet Detail
NTBG Plant Name:
Michael J. Balick
August 6, 2002
M. J. Balick, 2002
Tamara Balick, Roberta Lee, Aly Raynor, Elpiana Amor, Johper Jim, and Kidron Dannis
Herb with tuber to 1 m, flower bracts green, stamens brownish-red, fruits green and seeded. Rich soil with coral layer. N.V. mwohk mwohk [Pohnpeian].
tuber: Starch. Edible starch derived from tuber. Grind tubers, squeeze in water, spill off water, remove starch, mix with Taro Banana to make Pilolo, food thickened with starch.
Forest with coconut, Cyrtosperma chamissonis (giant swamp taro) ferns, Pandanus, breadfruit.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022
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