(Chloranthaceae) Chloranthus spicatus (Thunb.) Makino

Local name(s): ສ້ງ ສາ (sang sa)

Medicinal use(s): Used as a tonic and to treat cases of rheumatism

Part(s) used: root, stem

Field characters: Small shrub on forest floor, flowers with light yellow dots (stamens), disposed along a dense spike.

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

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Forest opening.

Altitude: 1200 m asl

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

Collection number(s): DDS 14997, 15004

Collection date: May 17, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313882.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plant Net Project Flora of China Vol. 4 Page 134 Univerisity of Connecticut Plant Biodiversity Conservatory and Research Center

Useful references:

Aung, H.T. et al. A Review of Traditional Medicinal Plants from Kachin State, Northern Myanmar. Nat. Prod. Comm. 2016; 11(3): 353-364.
Kim, S.Y et al. Studies on the constituents of Chloranthus spicatus (Thunb.) Makino. Planta Med. Online. Retrieved Jan. 6, 2020. Xu, Y.-J. Phytochemical and biological studies of Chloranthus medicinal plants. Chem. Biodiv. 2013; 10(10): 1754-1773.