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The Flora and Ethnobotany of Cat Island, Bahamas
Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium (MU)
Baccharis dioica Au: Vahl
Asteraceae / Compositae
Fine-leafed Horse Bush, Short Shanked Horse Bush
Shrub with whitish flowers and yellow anthers.
Location/Habitat Dumphries, along the road, disturbed scrubby low dry evergreen forest /
24°36’ 10” N Longitude 75°38’62” W
One reported beating and steeping limbs in water and swishing liquid in
mouth to ease a toothache. Branched used to sweep floor or to scrub with.
Laurel R. Richey
99-663 Duplicates 5 Date October 20, 1999
Plants Dried Using a Kerosene Heater
Vouchers for Laurel Richey's PhD Dissertation