(Amaranthaceae) Deeringia amaranthoides (Lam.) Merr.

Loc. name(s): ເຄືອ ​ຫັນ ແດງ (kheua han daeng)

Med. Use(s): rash

Part(s) used: liana stem

Field characters: Scandent vine, fruits on elongate panicles, small, red, tripartite, more diminutive when unripe, with persistent sepals.

Locality: Xiengkhouang Province, Kham District, Xiengkhouang Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, mountain road between Muang Kham and Ban Tha.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Roadside, on a mountain slope.

Altitude: 1137 m asl

Collector(s): J.M. Henkin, K. Sydara, M. Xayvue, D.D. Soejarto

Collection number: JMH 60

Collection Date: December 11, 2015

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession number no. 2318636.

Taxonomic information:

Flora of China Vol. 5 Page 416Plants of the World online

Useful references:

Sati OP, Bahuguna S, Uniyal S, Sakakibara J, Kaiya T, Nakamura A. A new saponin from Deeringia amaranthoides. J Nat Prod. 1990 Mar-Apr; 53(2):466-9. doi: 10.1021/np50068a029. PubMed PMID: 2380719.
Henkin JM, Sydara K, Xayvue M, Souliya O, Kinghorn AD, Burdette JE, Chen WL, Elkington BG, Soejarto DD. Revisiting the linkage between ethnomedical use and development of new medicines: A novel plant collection strategy towards the discovery of anticancer agents. J Med Plant Res. 2017 Oct;11(40):621-634. doi: 10.5897/jmpr2017.6485. Epub 2017 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 29152156; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5686776.