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Artocarpus mariannensis
Artocarpus mariannensis

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NTBG Plant Name:
Artocarpus mariannensis
Identified As:
[Common name in Palau is Chebiei]
Barcode:
PTBG1000011550
Specimen ID:
027854
Collector ID:
571
Collector Name:
Diane Ragone
Collection Date:
February 15, 1998
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Joel Miles
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
PW
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Ngeruktabel (Urukthapel)
State:
KOROR STATE
Locality:
Rock Islands. Ngeremdui Beach. Inland @30 m from shore.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Seedling, 2 m, with moderately dissected leaves with three pairs of lobes. Dull, very flexible, smooth blade. No hairs on upper veins. Few appressed red hairs on lower veins.
Specimen Treatment:
Specimen preserved in 70% alcohol before drying.
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Fruits used to prepare telib, fermented breadfruit, in sout6hern islands.Trees grow wild on limestone karst of Peleliu and Rock Islands and on limestone outcroppings on volcanic usland of Babeldaob. Trees are also cultivated in coastal areas of Babeldaob. Fruit bats observed carrying sections of fruits as they flew, distributing seeds throughout the islands. On Babeldaob the name Ebiei refers to both trees and fruit, while dekar refers to the seeds. Peleliuans call trees and fruit dekar. The name Meduuliou means 'breadfruit of below', found mainly in the southern, lower regions of Palau. Informant: Naito Soaladaob. Remove seeds from ripe fruits, boil in salted water. To roast after boiling, peel brown skin and riast on racks above a fire. Trees of Ebiei or Meduu (seedless breadfruit) are used for house construction and canoes.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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