(Lamiaceae) Congea tomentosa Roxb.

Local name(s): ເຄືອ ງວງ ຊຸ່ມ (kheua ngouang soum)

Medicinal use(s): dengue fever

Part(s) used: root, stem

Field Characters: Vine / liana. Trunk approx 3 cm diam. Leaves tomentose, margin smooth. Inflorescence paniculate. Flowers white, glaucous.

Locality: Sekong Province, Thateng District, Kouk Poung Village, Community medicinal plant garden.

Habitat: Community medicinal plant garden, partial sun.

Altitude: 730 m asl

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

Collection number(s): BGE 291

Collection Date: November 20, 2019

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2330383.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Plants of the World onlineFlora of China Vol. 17 Page 49

Useful references:

Faruque MO, Uddin SB, Barlow JW, Hu S, Dong S, Cai Q, Li X, Hu X. Quantitative Ethnobotany of Medicinal Plants Used by Indigenous Communities in the Bandarban District of Bangladesh. Front Pharmacol. 2018 Feb 6;9:40. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00040.