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NTBG Plant Name:
Scaevola taccada
Barcode:
PTBG1000007084
Specimen ID:
049094
Collector ID:
1000
Collector Name:
Roberta Lee
Collection Date:
August 9, 2007
Herbarium Name:
NY
Determiner:
!D. Lorence 9/08
Observers:
Kiblas Soaladoab
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
PW
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Koror
State:
KOROR STATE
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Shrub 5 ft. dbh 30 cm. Flowers white, no fruits. Palauan name: Korrai, Kirrai
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Medicinal - Used for the treatment of Type II diabetes. Take the 7 youngest fully formed, non-infected, intact, leaves from the center of the plant; this portion is removed by breaking off all together at the stem. These are boiled with water and drunk. This treatment is taken once daily foor strength ( resilience), treat diabetes, or as a general health tonic. (RS) Local expert: Diladelbai Raphaela Sumang (RS)
Habitat:
Agroforest.
Date of Last Update:
July 14, 2015

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