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NTBG Plant Name:
Barringtonia asiatica
Barcode:
PTBG1000091683
Specimen ID:
087533
Collector ID:
4284
Collector Name:
M. J. Balick
Collection Date:
August 8, 2002
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
M. J. Balick (NY) 2002
Observers:
T. Balick, R. Lee, A. Raynor, E. Amor, Johper Jim
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Mwandohn Island
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Mokil Municipality
Locality:
Mokil Atoll
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree to 15 cm[?], dbh 25 cm, fruits brown. N.V. Wi [Pohnpeian]
Ancillary: Carpological:
Yes
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Seed. Abrasive. Used to cleanse and smooth skin. Grate coconut, then take seed and grate it as well, mix in cloth. When taking a shower rub all over body (see photos) and wash clean.
Associated Species:
Coconut, ficus, terminalia, numerous trees, coral covered humus soil.
Date of Record Creation:
October 3, 2022
Date of Last Update:
July 10, 2023

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