(Lamiaceae) Clerodendrum chinense (Osb.) Mabb.

Local name(s): ພວງ ພີ່ ຂາວ (pouang pee khao)

Medicinal use(s): To treat headache, gonorrhea

Part(s) used: leaf, root

Field Characters: Shrub, flowers pale pink to white, stamens exerted. Common in open and semi-open areas.

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 14955

Collection Date: May 16, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313828.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

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Kanchanapoom T, Chumsri P, Kasai R, Otsuka H, Yamasaki K. A new iridoid diglycoside from Clerodendrum chinense. J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2005 Jun;7(3):269-72. doi: 10.1080/10286020410001690145. PubMed PMID: 15621637.
Wahba HM, AbouZid SF, Sleem AA, Apers S, Pieters L, Shahat AA. Chemical and biological investigation of some Clerodendrum species cultivated in Egypt. Pharm Biol. 2011 Jan;49(1):66-72. doi: 10.3109/13880209.2010.494674. Epub 2010 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 20738216.