Herbarium Sheet Detail
NTBG Plant Name:
Michael J. Balick
August 14, 2001
David H. Lorence 2007
Robert Gallen, Stewo Gallen, Roberta Lee, Ally Rayner, Pelihter Raynor
Temwen, Dolopwurpwur. Stewo Gallen's house. Nansapw.
Tree with dbh 30 cm; fruits yellow when ripe. N.V. Marasau [Pohnpeian]
Fruits. Charm. Magic. Used in place where there is a robbery or theft - such as stealing sakau. Put 4 fruits and some other plant parts in the hole where sakau was taken - will act to cripple the thief!
Young inflorescences. Charm. Magic. If someone sends rats or mice to your place. Pound young inflorescence with other plants. Place it where the mice congregate, mice will return to the person who sent them, thus they stop eating your yam, rice, ect.
Stems. Trap. Once used as snare for wild chicken.
Informant: Stewo Gallen, Pohnpei, Sounpwok Clan, male, school teacher, 58 years old.
Disturbed secondary forest.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022
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