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NTBG Plant Name:
Jatropha curcas
Barcode:
PTBG1000006407
Specimen ID:
055457
Collector ID:
103
Collector Name:
P. Emos Eperiam
Collection Date:
May 8, 2006
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
David H. Lorence (PTBG) 2012
Observers:
Relio Lengsi, Julie Cooper, Francisca Sohl
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Kitti Municipality
Elevation:
134
Locality:
Collected along paved road on homestead in agroforest.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree approx. 15 ft (4.6 m) in height. Tree trunk very skinny without branches. Leaves: alternate, dark green on upper and lower surface, waxy and thick with 5 points and long petiole that is almost same length as leaf. Stem brown lenticels sap is sticky. N.V. Soakoan [Pohnpeian].
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Fruit: For swollen testicles. Take one fruit, cut in half or spit into two, and place into a piece of cloth, then squeeze the juice on the testicles. Apply until it is healed.
Habitat:
Agroforest.
Associated Species:
By betel nut, coconut, and breadfruit.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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