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NTBG Plant Name:
Zingiber zerumbet
Barcode:
PTBG1000037603
Specimen ID:
037724
Collector ID:
3879
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
September 11, 1997
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Observers:
Glasstine Cornelius, Tim Flynn, Matt Long, David H. Lorence, Diane Ragone
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Kosrae
State:
KOSRAE STATE
County:
Malem Municipality
Elevation:
80
Locality:
Malem: Mosroal Mountain trail to Kuplu Plateau. Base of mountain.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb to 1.5m; bracts red; flowers white. N.V. "Ahng [Kosraean]."
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Ethnobotanical Studies in Micronesia: Rhizomes: Soap. Children wash hair and body with it, when inflorescence is gummy. Food Colorant. Scraped rhizome and used for food coloring Flavoring. Scraped rhizome used to enhance taste in same way as ginger.
Date of Record Creation:
April 14, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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