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NTBG Plant Name:
Tacca leontopetaloides
Barcode:
PTBG1000028879
Specimen ID:
049096
Collector ID:
4434
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 2, 2007
Determiner:
! David H. Lorence 9/2008
Observers:
Yadana Desmond, Ann Kitalong, Roberta Lee, Nicholas Penna, Sachi Singeo, Kiblas Soaladaob
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
PW
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Babeldaob
State:
AIRAI STATE
Locality:
Oikull Village, Meeting House 'bai', Beluu, Oikull.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb to 1 m tall, flowers yellow, fruits green. Palauan Name: Seboseb, Ubechub.
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Use: Food/clothing-The roots are collected and ground into pieces, then the juice is squeezed into a bucket. Starch settles on the bottom and the water is discarded. The starch is then dried in the sun, and used to make desserts, jellied fruits, starch clothes. It is considered "the best starch". (KT) Local expert: Dirabelluu Kerengel Tesei (f, 72).
Habitat:
Mangrove forest, and nearby stone path.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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