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NTBG Plant Name:
Tacca leontopetaloides
Barcode:
PTBG1000012142
Specimen ID:
055188
Collector ID:
108
Collector Name:
P. Emos Eperiam
Collection Date:
May 12, 2006
Herbarium Name:
NY
Determiner:
David H. Lorence (PTBG) 2012
Observers:
Relio Lengsi
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Kitti Municipality
Elevation:
125
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Shrub about 3 ft (0.9 m) tall, leaf: smooth and thin, green above and below. N.V. Mwokmwok/mwekimwek [Pohnpeian].
Ethnobotanical Notes:
tubers: For clothing starch. Pull up the tubers, clean, scrape into a basin, squeeze juice into another basin wait for 30 minutes, seperate water from the starch. Use the water as cloth ironing. This will make the cloth not wrinkly. tubers: Food for feeding babies. Pull up the tubers, clean, scrape into a basin, squeeze juice into another basin wait for 30 minutes, seperate water from the starch. Cook the starch for the baby to eat.
Habitat:
Agroforest.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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