(Malvaceae) Helicteres viscida Blume

Local name(s): ປໍ ຂີ້ ຕຸ່ນ (poh khee toun)

Medicinal use(s): gonorrhea

Part(s) used: root

Field Characters: Shrub, 1.5-2m in height. Trunk diameter approximately 1.5 cm. Leaves cordate, crenate. Flowers white, growing from leaf nodes.

Locality: Sekong Province, Thateng District, Pa Leng Tai Village, Sekong MBP Thateng.

Habitat: Sekong MBP Thateng, side of hill, shade.

Altitude: 520 m asl

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

Collection number(s): BGE 281

Collection Date: November 19, 2019

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2330393.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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