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NTBG Plant Name:
Guettarda speciosa
Barcode:
PTBG1000072150
Specimen ID:
034545
Collector ID:
3978
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 23, 1998
Herbarium Name:
NY
Other Herbarium:
NY
Observers:
Daniel Balick, William Raynor
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Madolenihmw Municipality
Locality:
Pohnapap, Nan Mahdol. Home of Masao and Ana Lora Silbanuz.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree to 6m with dbh 15cm; flowers white, fragrant. N.V. Ihd [Pohnpeian]
Ethnobotanical Notes:
'Flowers: Cosmetics. Float flowers in coconut oil, scent comes into oil, commonly used in outer islan ds. Fruits: Comestible. Fruit edible, eaten by children as it is \'a lot of work\' and adults don\'t ha ve time-eat fresh. Stems: Kindling. Stick used to start fire in Hibiscus fiber. Leaves: Unspecified problems with pregnancy in women. Medicinal use with pregnancy in women.'
Habitat:
Coastal forest.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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