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NTBG Plant Name:
Morinda citrifolia
Barcode:
PTBG1000073804
Specimen ID:
049076
Collector ID:
49
Collector Name:
P. Emos Eperiam
Collection Date:
March 27, 2006
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
David H. Lorence 2008
Observers:
Francisca Sohl, Julie Cooper, Relio Lengsi
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pohnpei
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Kitti Municipality
Locality:
Enipein Powe, Enipein powe koro. Elev. 74-75 ft.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree, about 5 m, grown along roadside on homestead. Leaf dark green - glossy upper, lighter green under. Opposite leaf. Fruit bumpy with segment like keys. N.V. Weipwul [Pohnpeian]
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Leaves. Medicine. Leaves for child sickness. Gather 2 leaves, pound, put into a piece of cloth, squeeze in a cup of water and let the child to drink. One cup a day for 8 days. Young fruits. Other Genitourinary system disorders/effects. Young fruit for uterus problem. Gather 4 fruits, pound, put into a piece of cloth. Young shoots. Medicine. Buds use for calming fussy babies. Gather 4 buds or young shoots, rub in your hands and add with local oil and rub on the babies skin. Twice a day for four days. Squeeze in a cup of water and drink for 8 days.
Habitat:
Agroforest dominated by coconut, betelnut and breadfruit.
Date of Record Creation:
July 1, 2020
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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