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Scaevola taccada
Scaevola taccada

Herbarium Sheet Detail

NTBG Plant Name:
Scaevola taccada
Barcode:
PTBG1000006985
Specimen ID:
039020
Collector ID:
2310-11
Collector Name:
H. E. Johnson
Collection Date:
May 21, 2003
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Dr. Paul A. Cox, Dr. Diane Ragone, NTBG 2003 Ethnobotany course participants.
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HAWAII
County:
Kauai County
District:
Koloa District
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
1 m shrub. Samoan = " to'i to'i" root = "a'a" Hawaiian = "naupaka" This remedy is used when someone eats a reef fish and has hallucinations, cold sweats, or dizziness. The remedy takes a half hour to take effect.
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Compiled by Holly E. Johnson. Interview and collections conducted at NTBG. Informant: Chief Nafanua. Interviewer: Liloa Dunn & NTBG Tropical Ethonbotany course students. Pharmaceutical collections: Eric Buenz & Susan Murch. Botanical Voucher collections: Holly Johnson & Natalia Tangalin. Scientific informants: Dr. Paul A. Cox and Dr. Ragone.
Date of Record Creation:
July 12, 2011
Date of Last Update:
July 13, 2015

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