(Campanulaceae) Lobelia nummularia Lam.

Local name(s): ຫຍ້າ ເກັດ ຫອຍ, ຜັກ ລືມ ຜົວ (nya ket hoy, pak leum poua)

Medicinal use(s): Treatment of skin diseases.

Part(s) used: fruit

Field characters: Delicate ground-matted herb, flowers pink, fruits green, turning purplish red. Forest floor.

Locality: Xieng Khoang Province, Kham District, Kham Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, 15 km from Kham town.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest along road.

Altitude: 1130 m asl

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

Collection number: DDS 14964

Collection date: May 16, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313837.

Synonyms and images:

Plants of the World online Flora of China Vol. 19 Page 554, 556

Useful references:

Ho, L.K. et al. Two rare alkaloids from Pratia nummularia. Planta Med. 1995; 61(6):567-568.
Ishimaru, K. & Matsuura, E. Secondary metabolites in Pratia nummularia. Recent Res. Dev. Phytochem. 2000; 4: 49-54.