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NTBG Plant Name:
Hedychium coronarium
Barcode:
PTBG1000037629
Specimen ID:
034654
Collector ID:
3910
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 19, 1999
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
David H. Lorence (PTBG) 2002
Observers:
Daniel Balick, Roberta Lee, Mark Kostka
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Nett Municipality
Elevation:
7
Locality:
Off main road at border of Uh and Nett. Kostka house. House garden.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb to 1m; flowers white. N.V. Sin Ter [Pohnpeian]
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Flower buds: Hair preparations. Collect young flower buds before sun rises, take 8 unopened buds, pound them and mix with cup of grated coconut (copra). Add to hair, massage in, put on in morning, wash in the evening. It makes hair grow faster and longer - conditioner.
Date of Record Creation:
April 13, 2013
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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