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NTBG Plant Name:
Jatropha curcas
Barcode:
PTBG1000052504
Specimen ID:
038943
Collector ID:
47
Collector Name:
R. Gallen
Collection Date:
March 19, 2001
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
M. Choi
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Madolenihmw Municipality
Locality:
Nindol, Temwen.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree 3-4m tall; stel 15-20cm in dia.; fruits light green turning black when ripe. N.V. Tuhkenlop (Pohnpeian)
Medicial Use Notes:
leaves 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.
Habitat:
Agroforest.
Comments:
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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