(Hydrangeaceae) Hydrangea febrifuga (Lour.) Y.De Smet & Granados

Local name(s): ຫອ້ມ ດົງ, ບົ້ງ ເລັນ (hom dong, bong len)

Use(s): Used for the treatment of kidney stones and jaundice.

Part(s) used: root

Field Characters: Shrub 2 m tall, flower buds light blue to bluish white, open deeper blue.

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

Altitude: 1130 m asl

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest along road and in semi-open forest floor.

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

Collection Number(s): DDS 14972

Collection Date(s): May 16, 2014

Additional Information:

Voucher specimen in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313846.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World online Flora of China Vol. 8 Page 405

Useful References:

Jang, C., Fu, F., Huang, K. et al. Pharmacology of Ch‘ang Shan (Dichroa febrifuga), a Chinese Antimalarial Herb. Nature 161, 400–401 (1948) doi:10.1038/161400b0
Jiang S, Zeng Q, Gettayacamin M, et al. Antimalarial activities and therapeutic properties of febrifugine analogs. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005;49(3):1169–1176. doi:10.1128/AAC.49.3.1169-1176.2005