(Apocynaceae) Tabernaemontana bufalina Lour.

Local name(s): ​ໝາກ​ ເພັດ​ ປ່າ (mak phet pa)

Medicinal use(s): tonic for women giving birth, tonic for men

Part(s) used: root

Field Characters: Treelet, latex profuse, milky white, sticky, fruit a follicetum with two out-curving follicles, their tips touching each other.

Locality: Bolikhamxay Province, Paksan District, Somsavath Village, Medicinal Plant Preserve, at 20 km from Paksan City center.

Habitat: Secondary forest. Remnants of broadleaved evergreen, lowland tropical rain forest, in regeneration from past conversion process.

Altitude: 190 m asl

Collector(s): D.D. Soejarto & O. Souliya

Collection number(s): DDS 15045

Collection Date: May 30, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313922.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 16 Page 152

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