Gomphrena globosa

Location: Kolonia, Likinkel #3,outside my house
Date collected: December 04, 1999
Collected by: Emiso Weilbacher

Synonym: Gomphrena globosa

  1. Genus species: Gomprhena Globosa
  2. Family: Amaranthanceae
  3. English name: Bachelors Button
  4. Mortlockese name: Weich
  5. Kosraean name:
  6. Pohnpeian name: Pawehs
  7. Woleaian name(outer island of Yap): Waish
    Ulithian name: Flomen
  8. Growth form: Shrub
  9. Growth location: terrestrial
  10. Growth environment: cultivated garden
  11. Growht zone: tropical
  12. Average height: 28.6 - 37.5 cm
  13. Stem: at the bottom is brown and woody and the upper part is green and smooth
  14. Leaf arrangement: opposite
  15. Stipule: absent
  16. Petioles: 0.3 - 1.0 cm long
  17. Leaf blade: Deltoid to lanceolate shape, acute tip, green, top and bottom covered with pubescence, pinnate venation, entire to serrulate margin
  18. Inflorescence: Panicle to compound umbel comprised of three or more headlike flowers which actually contain tiny flowers in it, pedicel is 11.2 - 13 cm long
  19. Floral bracts: purple
  20. Flower: purple slaverform flowers
  21. Calyx: two free sepals, green in color, 3.5 - 4.0 cm ( underneath the floral bract)
  22. Corrola: fused five purple petals
  23. Stamens: four yellow stamens
  24. Ovary: posterior
  25. Style: unable to observe
  26. Fruit: none
  27. Seed: tiny, round, and brown
  28. Anyhting else: no floral odor
  29. Cultural usage: according to a Pohnpei superstition, they say that if you plant this shrub in your yard and it died, someday and somehow, you will be moved from your land.

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