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NTBG Plant Name:
Morinda citrifolia
Barcode:
PTBG1000073808
Specimen ID:
044395
Collector ID:
4308
Collector Name:
M. J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 16, 2002
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
David H. Lorence 2002
Observers:
T. Balick, R. Lee, Pelihter Raynor, Elipiana Amor, Robert Gallen, Nersin Aia
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Pingelap Atoll
State:
POHNPEI STATE
Locality:
Namahl.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree to 8 m, dbh 50 cm, flowers white, young fruits green, turning light yellow whitish. N.V. uhpwul [Pohnpeian]
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Construction Material. Make crossbars in local houses. Fruit. Earache. Use on earache. Squeeze drops of fruit inside ear to treat. Leaves. Cuts. Use on cuts. Cuts--chew leaf or crush in hand, mash up. Put in cut and wrap on wound with coconut leaf base fiber or pandanus roots or banana petiole. Use in morning, change in afternoon until bleeding stops. Depends on size of cut, 1, 2, 3 days on cut. Stem. Tool. Use stick (wooden stem) to dehusk coconuts.
Habitat:
Daied, mangrove swamp along sea wall.
Date of Record Creation:
July 1, 2020
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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