Sakau en leng

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Photos taken in Kitti, Pohnpei.

  1. Genus species: Related to the Piper family
  2. Family: Piperraceae
  3. English name: None
  4. Chuukese name: None
  5. Kosraen name: None
  6. Pohnpeian name: Sakau en Loang (Leng)
  7. Yapese name: None
  8. Growth form: Herb
  9. Growth location: Terrestrial
  10. Growth environment: Low land forest and from forest to cultivated garden
  11. Growth zone: Topical
  12. Average height: 20cm-27cm
  13. Stem: Not woody
  14. Leaf arrangement: Simple
  15. Stipule: Stipules are partly fused to the petiole
  16. Petioles: 1.5 cm, smooth surface
  17. Leaf blade: Ovate shape, acuminate to acute tip, green, color, smooth surface, 2cm-4cm long.
  18. Inflorescence type: Bracts or Colored upper leaves often surround the base of the inflorescence
  19. Floral bracts: Half flower with free carpels
  20. Flower: Regular, Bisexual and borne in dense racemes or spikes
  21. Calyx: None
  22. Corolla: Absent
  23. Stamens: Flowers consist of three, six and eight stamen, which are free or more or less fused to the carpels.
  24. Ovary: Cannot be seen
  25. Style: ?
  26. Fruit: None
  27. Seed: None
  28. Anything else: No strong odor
  29. Cultural usage: The stem is used for medicine. The roots too.

Collected by : Jansen Santos
Date: Oct,28/2000
Location: Nan-Mand Kitti

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