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NTBG Plant Name:
Morinda citrifolia
Barcode:
PTBG1000073718
Specimen ID:
034878
Collector ID:
3915
Collector Name:
Michael J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 1, 2019
Herbarium Name:
NY
Observers:
Daniel Balick, Roberta Lee, Ionis Raza, Angelina Raza, Franc isco Sohl
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Sokehs Municipality
Locality:
Village Nanimwimsap. Paipalapona Point.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Shrub to 2m; dbh 4cm; flowers white. N.V. Wei Pwul (Pohnpeia n).
Ethnobotanical Notes:
'Leaves: Therapeutic massage. When body aches, put rock in fire, heat it, take 4 leaves and coconut m eat (copra). Put rock with it under coconut cup and rub where it is painful, on body aches and for g eneral therapeutic massage as well. Fruits: Antidiabetic. Squeeze and pound 4 fruits, put in cloth, squeeze in 1 cup of water, drink 1 cup/day for 4 days in a row. Roots, see label.' bracteoles: Analgesic. Collect 5-10 bracteoles from stem , pound and squeeze juice on stone fish "stings". Stops pain , bracteoles said to heal it.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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