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NTBG Plant Name:
Tacca leontopetaloides
Barcode:
PTBG1000001008
Specimen ID:
053142
Collector ID:
4259
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 6, 2002
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
M. J. Balick, 2002
Observers:
Tamara Balick, Roberta Lee, Aly Raynor, Elpiana Amor, Johper Jim, and Kidron Dannis
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Urek (Coconut)
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Mokil Municipality
Locality:
Mokil Atoll.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
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].
Ethnobotanical Notes:
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.
Associated Species:
Forest with coconut, Cyrtosperma chamissonis (giant swamp taro) ferns, Pandanus, breadfruit.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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