(Capparaceae) Capparis trinervia Hook. f. & Thomson

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

Medicinal use(s): Treat rheumatism

Part(s) used: bark, stem

Field Characters: Large liana, stem very spiny, a single pendulous, globular-ellipsoid fruit is set on a long pedicel and peduncle. Young branches brown-pubescent.

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 15053

Collection Date: May 30, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313930.

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Plants of the World onlineTropicos

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