Moutarde polynésienne

Lepidium bidentatum
Polynesian mustard
Horahora (T, A)

Particularités

The Horahora is a herb with white flowers that grows on rather sandy ground. The leaves, which are edible, were once eaten cooked. They have a distinct mustard taste from which its colloquial name “Polynesian Mustard” is derived. It has notable medicinal properties, oil can be made from its leaves and was once mixed with coconut milk to treat skin problems.

Famille

Brassicaceae

Biogéographical status

Native

Type biologique

Shrub

Abondance sur Tetiaroa

Common

Écosystème sur Tetiaroa

mixed forest

sources
légende

S: Societé | T: Tuamotu | M: Marquesas | G: Gambier | A: Australs | FP: Polynésie française