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NTBG Plant Name:
Curcuma longa
Barcode:
PTBG1000032573
Specimen ID:
054946
Collector ID:
19
Collector Name:
P. Emos Eperiam
Collection Date:
February 23, 2006
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
Tim Flynn (PTBG) 23 Feb 2006
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Kitti Municipality
Elevation:
77
Locality:
Enpein, Nah Kariki. Collected in agroforest among homestead.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
An herb with green leaves above and paler green below. Inside of tuber bright orange. N.V. "Kisiniong [Pohnpeian]."
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Leaf: Flavoring. Soup. Take one or two leaves and put into your cooking soup. This will give taste to the soup. Tuber: Ghost sickness. Pull up one or two tubers, clean it, pound and let the person who has ghost sickness smell it. This should help scare the evil spirit away. Just once when the sickness starts. Participant: Penasio Eperiam. Male. tuber: Ghost sickness. Pull up one or two tubers, clean it, pound and let the person who has ghost sickness smell it. This should help scare the evil spirit away. Just once when the sickness starts. Participant: Penasio Eperiam. Male.
Habitat:
Agroforest area.
Date of Record Creation:
April 12, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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