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NTBG Plant Name:
Dioscorea bulbifera
Barcode:
PTBG1000028858
Specimen ID:
038734
Collector ID:
4078
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 12, 2000
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
M. Choi, 2001
Observers:
Daniel Balick, Roberta lee, Fredrick Panuel, Francisco Sohl
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Sokehs Municipality
Elevation:
213
Locality:
Dolon. Form of Fredirick panuel, beside and including old Japanese road from 1940's.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Vine to 8m; brown tubers at axils of leaves, 2-6cm across, somewhat slimy inside. N.V. Kehp en palahi
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Fruits: Abcess and boils. For large boils, cut fruit and chop it up, put in cloth and rub juice around boil especially boils under the arms, 4x dialy for 4 days. Good for hard boils that are growing.
Habitat:
Secondary Forest (Nansapw) being cut for agroforestry plot.
Date of Record Creation:
June 18, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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