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NTBG Plant Name:
Zingiber zerumbet
Barcode:
PTBG1000037596
Specimen ID:
034683
Collector ID:
3836
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
September 5, 1997
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Observers:
Matt Long & Francisco Sohl
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Sokehs Municipality
Locality:
Village of Nanimwinsap, Kolonia. House of Ionis Raza (healer). Road along coast.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb to 40cm tall; bracts red; flowers white. N.V. "Orangen pele [Pohnpeian]."
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Inflorescences: Stimulates hair growth of women. Mix juice squeezed from inflorescence with other chopped leaf (#3834 Ipomoea sp = Likehdeu) and put on women's head, rub in with towel, keep wrapped to prevent sun from hitting hair, leave on for a day.
Date of Record Creation:
April 14, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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