(Lamiaceae) Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl

Local name(s): ກົກ ເປືອກ ຜ້າ, ກົກ ຜ້າ ຮ້າຍ (kok peuak pa, kok pa hai)

Medicinal use(s): To treat goiter disease.

Part(s) used:

Field Characters: Tree, 8 m tall, leaves dark green above, gray-green below, flowers small, pink, profuse, set in a corymbose cluster.

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

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest along road.

Altitude: 1130 m asl

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

Collection number(s): DDS 14969

Collection Date: May 16, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313843.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 17 Page 7

Useful references:

Chandra M, Prakash O, Kumar R, Bachheti RK, Bhushan B, Kumar M, Pant AK. β-Selinene-Rich Essential Oils from the Parts of Callicarpa macrophylla and Their Antioxidant and Pharmacological Activities. Medicines (Basel). 2017 Jul 10;4(3). doi: 10.3390/medicines4030052. PubMed PMID: 28930267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5622387.
Lam DT, Le VTT, Quan PM, Minh PTH, Thuy TTT, Anh NTN, Tai BH, Kiem PV. Two new terpenoids from the leaves of callicarpa macrophylla. Nat Prod Res. 2019 Jul 13;:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2019.1639180. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31303054.
Wang ZH, Xu HJ, Zhai YY, Yang LP, Li Q, Huang M, Chen XY, Zhang WK, Meng YL, Zhang QL, Niu C, Zhang YR. Three new labdane-type diterpenoids from Callicarpa macrophylla Vahl. Nat Prod Res. 2019 Oct;33(20):2904-2910. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2018.1509336. Epub 2018 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 30445877.