(Annonaceae) Marsypopetalum modestum (Pierre) B.Xue & R.M.K.Saunders

Local name(s): ຕີ​ນ​ ຕັ່ງ ​ເຕັ້ຍ (tin tang tia)

Medicinal use(s): cough, fever

Part(s) used: stem

Field Characters: Small tree, leaves alternate, flowers approx 0.5 cm diam, green, fruits approx. 0.5 cm length, oblong, glabrous, green turning bright red.

Locality: Champasak Province, Bachieng District, Ban Tee Neung.

Habitat: Secondary forest, partial sun.

Altitude: 125-230 m asl

Collector(s): B. Elkington, O. Souliya, S. Nheunphonsavath, M. Xayvue

Collection number(s): BGE 80, 113, 115, 253, 255

Collection Date(s): August 9, 2007; April 20, 2009; April 21, 2009; December 12, 2010; December 22, 2011

Additional information:

Voucher specimens are in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2284984, 2301566, 2301568, 2301502, 2304061.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

Elkington BG, Sydara K, Newsome A, Hwang CH, Lankin DC, Simmler C, Napolitano JG, Ree R, Graham JG, Gyllenhaal C, Bouamanivong S, Souliya O, Pauli GF, Franzblau SG, Soejarto DD. New finding of an anti-TB compound in the genus Marsypopetalum (Annonaceae) from a traditional herbal remedy of Laos. J Ethnopharmacol. 2014 Feb 3;151(2):903-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.057. Epub 2013 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 24333958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3933013.
Elkington, B. G., Soejarto, D. D., & Sydara, K. (2014). Ethnobotany of Tuberculosis in Laos. SpringerBriefs in Plant Science. Retrieved from https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319106557