Herbarium Sheet Detail
NTBG Plant Name:
Michael J. Balick
September 4, 1997
Diane Ragone, Jim Wiseman, Matt Long, Tim Flynn, David Loren ce, Valentine Santiago (healer)
PATS (Pohnpei Agriculture and Trade School).
Tree to 5m, dbh 10cm; flowers white; fruits green. Said to be most useful plant in Pohnpei. N.V. Weipwul [Pohnpeian]
Medicial Use Notes:
'Entire Plant: Trellis Plant. Use the live plant as yam trellis (Pohnpeis don\'t kill this tree when u sed for trellis). Number one useful plant on the island. Flower buds: Stomache. Pound the buds with 3 other unspecified types of leaves. Add cold water. Drink 1 cup for painful stomach. Fruits: Cleans er. Mix mashed fruit juice with other leaves in hot water. Given to woman after birth to cleanse ute'
Date of Last Update:
March 23, 2023
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