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NTBG Plant Name:
Zingiber zerumbet
Barcode:
PTBG1000037600
Specimen ID:
037082
Collector ID:
2001-19
Collector Name:
Diane Ragone
Collection Date:
June 21, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Cynthia Nazario, Matisse Clyde, & Sani Fa'afuata
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Olosega
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Olosega County
Elevation:
5
Locality:
Behind Olosega Village. Transect 2B. Heading 344 NNW.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Clumping ginger with creeping, slightly aromatic rhizome, ovoid terminal inflorescence on a leafless stalk with white fragrant flowers subtended by green bracts that turn red when mature.
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Mucilaginous liquid used for shampoo.
Habitat:
Agroforest
Associated Species:
Canopy of Artocarpus altilis, Cocos nucifera, with bananas Musa x paradisica, Manihot esculenta, Colocasia esculenta, Alocasia macrorrhiza, few Pandanus tectorius, Bischofia javonica, Clerodendrum buchanii, Dioscorea bulbifera, numverous Epipermnum pinnatum, Christella harveyi, Nephrolepis hirsutula, Synedrella nodiflora, Oplismenus compositus, and Mikania micrantha. Seedlings and juveniles of Morinda citrifolia, Dysoxylum samoense, and Ficus scabra.
Date of Record Creation:
April 14, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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