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NTBG Plant Name:
Hedychium coronarium
Barcode:
PTBG1000037632
Specimen ID:
043292
Collector ID:
4147
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 25, 2000
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
P.J.M. Maas & H. Maas 2001
Observers:
Roberta Lee & Mark Kostka
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Nett Municipality
Elevation:
5
Locality:
Luhke.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb to 1m; flowers white, fragrant. N.V. "Sinter pwet h pwet [Pohnpeian] pwet (White)."
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Flower Buds: Hair preparations. Collect 9 buds before sunrise. Pound and mix with coconut oil, use it on hair before the sun comes up. Grind down white meat of coconut (copra), mix flowers, squeeze mixture-comes out milky-and apply on hair to make it shiny and fragrant. Informant: Kostka, Mark, Pohnpei, M.
Habitat:
Cultivated near homes.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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