Herbarium Sheet Detail
NTBG Plant Name:
March 19, 2001
Tree 3-4m tall; stel 15-20cm in dia.; fruits light green turning black when ripe. N.V. Tuhkenlop (Pohnpeian)
Medicial Use Notes:
Astringent. Medicine for curing newborn child's belly button. Break off one of the leaves from the plant. Let water (sap?) drop from the handle into the newborn baby's belly tutton to cure it fast.
Informant : Stewo Gallen, Pohnpei, school teacher, male, 58 years old.
Supported by the Gildea Foundation and the Overbrook Foundation. Ethnobotanical Studies in Micronesia
Date of Record Creation:
April 9, 2015
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022
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