(Capparaceae) Capparis cf. tomentosa Lam.

Local name(s): ຊາຍ ຊູ້ ເຄືອ (xai xou kheua)

Medicinal use(s): hepatitis, sore throat

Part(s) used: root

Field Characters: Small woody vine, around 3 m long, stem ~.25 cm diam. Leaf margin smooth, upper side glabrous. Fruit dark red, oblong, approximately 3.5 cm long and 4 cm in diameter.

Locality: Sekong Province, Thateng District, Pa Leng Tai Village, Sekong MBP Thateng.

Habitat: Forested hillside. Partial shade.

Altitude: 580 m asl

Collector(s): B. Elkington, M. Xayvue, S. Setthavanxay.

Collection number(s): BGE 262

Collection Date: November 18, 2019

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2330412.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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