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NTBG Plant Name:
Guettarda speciosa
Barcode:
PTBG1000002407
Specimen ID:
052955
Collector ID:
4251
Collector Name:
M. J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 6, 2002
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
Tim Flynn 2004
Observers:
Tamara Balick, Roberta Lee, Ally Raynor Elpiana Amor, and local guides Morgan Henry and Roger Edumd
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Mokil Atoll
State:
POHNPEI STATE
Locality:
Jokjka. along shore near school.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree to 8 m, dbh ca. 20 cm, flowers white, very fragrant, fruits green. N.V. it [Pohnpeian]
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Flowers. Adornment. Use flowers for Mwaramwar (head garland). Anuria. Use flowers for babies that wet bed, male or female. Take several flowers, crush them. Put in cloth or just squeeze juice into babys penis or vagina 3 times daily for 3 days to stop bed wetting. Flowers. Perfume. Use flowers to perfume coconut oil. Twigs. Fire starter. Use sticks to rub together to start fires.
Habitat:
Seaside vegetation.
Date of Record Creation:
May 19, 2020
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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