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NTBG Plant Name:
Dioscorea bulbifera
Barcode:
PTBG1000028853
Specimen ID:
034968
Collector ID:
3980
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 25, 1998
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
David Lorence 3/2002
Observers:
Daniel Balick, Valentine Santiago
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Madolenihmw Municipality
Locality:
Keprohi. (Nansap).
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Vine to 1m. Sterile. N.V. Wei sohn [Pohnpeian]
Ethnobotanical Notes:
'Leaves: Treatment. for condition known as \'Nan kokon medik\'. To treat condition characterized by hea dache, joint pain. Boil 4-8 leaves in pot of water, cover person with sheet, inhale steam to cure. Tubers: Comfort food. Food for ill people. Tuber of plant fed to sick, grind it and boil in water un til soft, serve to ill people.'
Habitat:
Secondary forest.
Date of Record Creation:
June 18, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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