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This plant is found in the West Indies and northern South America. It was collected at Woodlands, St. George's Hill, and Cudjoehead. Brussell C-140, C-321, C-336. The leaves are boiled, and the resulting decoction is drunk to treat gonorrhea, stomach pains, and colds. Agavaceae Agave bauleriana Jacobi ( = Agave Franzosini J. G. Baker); Coratoe, Maypole; figure 7 This large fleshy herb has obovate-lanceolate, concave, basal leaves with marginal prickles and a Page 16 basally grooved apical spine.

Wild Frangipani, Milktree, White Frangipani This small tree has alternate oblong leaves and fragrant white flowers that produce cylindrical follicles. P. alba is native to the West Indies. It was collected at Woodlands. Brussell C-153. The toxic, white, thick latex from this plant is used to remove warts and as a balm to heal cuts and skin eruptions and to treat venereal disease. This white exudate is also used as a styptic.

It was identified as a "modelled adorno typical of the Saladoid-Barrancoid horizon" by Dr. Ripley Bullen of the Smithsonian Institution. C. D. 500, and points to the possibility of pre-Arawak life on Montserrat. Work performed by Watters (1980) has greatly augmented our knowledge of pre-Columbian archaeology on Montserrat. D. 200 or thereabout. It may have been initially occupied a century or two before. The conservative estimate is given because of the occurrence of polychrome painting. The presence of ZIC, WOR painting, D-shaped strap handles, tabular incised lugs, and modeled-incised heads suggest occupation could have taken place during early Saladoid.

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