(Commelinaceae) Pollia secundiflora (Blume) Bakh.f.

Local name(s): ຕອງ ເທົ້າ ນ້ອຍ ; ກາບ ປີ ນ້ອຍ (tohng tao noy ; kap pee noy)

Medicinal use(s): back pain

Part(s) used: whole plant

Field Characters: Herbaceous plant, approximately 20 cm high. Leaves 8-10 cm length and 2-3 cm width. Fruits purple.

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

Habitat: MBP hillside, soil dry, partial shade.

Altitude: 580 m asl

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

Collection number(s): BGE 265

Collection Date: November 18, 2019

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2330409.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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