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NTBG Plant Name:
Zingiber zerumbet
Barcode:
PTBG1000037593
Specimen ID:
043582
Collector ID:
57
Collector Name:
Francisca Sohl
Collection Date:
November 9, 2004
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
Tim Flynn (PTBG) 13 sept 2005
Observers:
A. Dores, P. Raynor, & E. Albert
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Sokehs Municipality
Elevation:
37
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb, 3 ft, no flower, long green fruit turning black when ripe. N.V. "Oangen Pele [Pohnpeian]."
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Tuber: Labor. For pregnant women during labor. Take 4 pieces of tuber and pound. Squeeze in a glass of water and have the lady dip during labor. Drink up to 4 cups throughout the day if the labor is tough. Informant: William Louis, Pohnpei, Male.
Habitat:
Lowland.
Date of Record Creation:
April 14, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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