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NTBG Plant Name:
Carica papaya
Barcode:
PTBG1000045994
Specimen ID:
048650
Collector ID:
69
Collector Name:
A. Dores
Collection Date:
November 18, 2002
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
Tim Flynn 2004
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
U Municipality
Elevation:
10
Locality:
Ahpeil, Rohi.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Papaya, stem 10 cm in diameter, 4m tall, flowers whitish, fruits greenish.
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Sap Antidiarrheal. Cure bloody diarrhea. Take four drops in a cup of water, stir it until it turns white in color. Drink and take this amount of medicine everyday until you are cured. Informant: Akio Bernardo, Pohnpei. Sap Antipruritic. To cure a type of skin disease called Kilinkutuwa. This type of skin disease is round, rough and very itchy. Take the sap of a fruit. Place it on the skin disease. Informant: Akio Bernardo, Pohnpei.
Date of Record Creation:
February 3, 2014
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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