(Cucurbitaceae) Trichosanthes rubriflos Thorel ex Cayla

Local name(s): ເຄືອ ໝາກ​ ຂີ້ ກາ (keuah mak khi ka)

Medicinal use(s): tonic

Part(s) used: leaf, stem

Field Characters: Liana; leaves palmate, alternate; flowers red, growing from leaf nodes.

Locality: Champassak Province, Pathoumphone District, Kiet Ngang Village, Xe Pian NPA, Phou Asa Forest.

Habitat: Secondary forest, partial sun.

Altitude: 175 m asl

Collector(s): V. Somsamouth, S. Thaimani, B. Elkington

Collection number(s): BGE 129

Collection Date: July 2, 2009

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2301544.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 19 Page 38, 43

Useful references:

Renner, S. S., & Pandey, A. K. (2013). The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences. PhytoKeys, 20, 53–118. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.20.3948