(Bignoniaceae) Millingtonia hortensis L.f.

Local name(s): ກາງ ຂອງ (kang kong)

Medicinal use(s): To treat a cough.

Part(s) used: Stem

Field Characters: Tree approx. 10 m in height; leaves pinnate, leaflets 2-6 cm in length, 1-3 cm wide; bark sweet-tasting.

Locality: Vientiane Province, Xaitani District, Hua Xieng Village, Hua Xieng ; Champasak Province, Phontong District, Vong Tao village, cultivated in a home garden.

Habitat: Growing wild on roadside in full sun.

Altitude: 170 m asl

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

Collection numbers: BGE 46, 112

Collection Dates: July 30, 2007 ; April 20, 2009

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2301565.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 18 Page 214

Useful references:

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