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NTBG Plant Name:
Zingiber zerumbet
Barcode:
PTBG1000032570
Specimen ID:
054514
Collector ID:
150
Collector Name:
P. Emos Eperiam
Collection Date:
July 26, 2006
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Observers:
Relio Lengsi
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Kitti Municipality
Elevation:
12
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb about 2 ft (0.6 m) tall. Leaf green above and below, stem round and green, and tastes sweet, fruit when young is green and turns red when ripe. Fruit has slimy liquid. N.V. "Oangenpele [Pohnpeian]."
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Tuber: For ghost sickness. Take 4 tubers, clean, pound, place in a leaf of weipwul and apply all over the body. This will help stop the ghost spirit that is causing the person to feel sick. Participant: Rikahr Waltu. Male.
Habitat:
Found growing in agroforest area.
Associated Species:
Near banana (uht), mango (kehngid), and katar (Cyathula nigricans) and weipwul (Morinda citrifolia).
Date of Record Creation:
April 14, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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