Clermontia coerulea Hillebr.
Clermontia gaudichaudii Hillebr.
Delissea clermontioides Gaudich.
Flowering plant in the Honuaula III forest reserve. Kona, Hawaii
Photograph by: kanoak
Clermontia clermontioides is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 8 metres tall.
Its edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use[
Pacific Islands - Hawaii.
Wet forests, bogs and bog margins[
Fruit - raw[
]. The yellow berries have a sweet flavour[
The sap is blended with the sap of breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) and powdered Bobea spp, and used to treat cuts[
]. The application is followed by a wash with liquid from Nothocestrum spp, or possibly Senna occidentalis[
For the treatment of asthma and other forms of shortness of breath, the mature fruit is mixed with green kukui fruit (Aleurites moluccana); ‘ōolena root (Curcuma longa); leaves and leaf buds of pawale (Rumex spp.); the bark of Syzygium malaccense; ‘the stems of Peperomia spp; noni fruits (Morinda citrifolia); and red sugarcane, (Saccharum officinarum[
To induce lactation, the sap is combined with coconut flesh Cocos nucifera), akoko leaves (Chamaesyce spp.), and white sugarcane, then poured into an ‘ulua tuber, which is consumed[
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