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NTBG Plant Name:
Piper methysticum
Barcode:
PTBG1000055993
Specimen ID:
038844
Collector ID:
8862
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
May 29, 2002
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS, US
Observers:
Diane Ragone, Stephanie Dunbar, R. West, E. Suafoa, S. Samuels, Jim Wiseman
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Tau
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
Elevation:
50
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Perennial herb to 2.5 m tall, stems green with dark green spots. Not very common in cultivation. Local name 'kava'
From Cultivated Plant:
Yes
Ethnobotanical Notes:
Roots used for preparing kava beverage.
Habitat:
Agro-forest. Cultivated.
Associated Species:
Dominated by Artocarpus altilis and Musa cultivars.
Date of Record Creation:
June 9, 2016
Date of Last Update:
June 9, 2016

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