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NTBG Plant Name:
Zingiber zerumbet
Barcode:
PTBG1000037670
Specimen ID:
042755
Collector ID:
4095
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 13, 2000
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
P.J.M. Maas & H. Maas 2001
Observers:
Daniel Balick, Roberta Lee, Bill Raynor, & Waleriano Sam
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Madolenihmw Municipality
Locality:
Tamorohi Village, Dienpei.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb to 1m; bracts red; flowers white.
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Inflorescences: Shampoo. Shampoo from inflorescence give body to hair-helps preserve hair. Work into hair to condition it if losing hair. Stems: Comestible. Children eat stems like sugar cane. Roots: Analgesic. Headache. Pound root, put hot stones on root, sheet over head for headache and inhale hot vapor given off by steaming stem. Informant: Sam, Waleriano, Micronesia, Medicine person, M., 59 years old.
Habitat:
Mangrove Swamp
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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