(Cannabaceae) Trema orientalis (L.) Blume

Local name(s): ປໍ ຫູ (po hou)

Medicinal use(s): Used for detoxification after mushroom poisoning.

Part(s) used: bark

Field Characters: Tree 7 m tall, flowers in axillary glomerules, greenish white.

Locality: Xieng Khouang Province, Kham District, Kham Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve (MBP), 15 km from Kham town. Ba Tha village, northern edge of MBP at meteorological station site.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Low-statured forest cover along slope.

Altitude: 1499 m asl

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

Collection number(s): DDS 14983

Collection Date: May 16, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313857.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 5 Page 13

Useful references:

Adinortey MB, Galyuon IK, Asamoah NO. Trema orientalis Linn. Blume: A potential for prospecting for drugs for various uses. Pharmacogn Rev. 2013 Jan;7(13):67-72. doi: 10.4103/0973-7847.112852. PubMed PMID: 23922459; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3731882.
Olanlokun JO, David OM, Afolayan AJ. In vitro antiplasmodial activity and prophylactic potentials of extract and fractions of Trema orientalis (Linn.) stem bark. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Aug 15;17(1):407. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1914-x. PubMed PMID: 28810849; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5558712.