(Phyllanthaceae) Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.

Local name(s): ໝາກ​ ໄຟ​ ແດງ (mak fai daeng)

Medicinal use(s): Used to treat cases of inflammation, bacterial infection, and is used as body tonic.

Part(s) used: bark, root

Field characters: Many-branched tree 10 m tall, trunk diameter 10-20 cm dbh, bark light gray, slash pale yellowish white, fruits blackish purple, profuse, in pendulous racemes, along branches and trunk. Only this plant seen.

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 14953

Collection date: May 16, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313826.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

Akter, S. et al. Analgesic activities of Geodorum densiflorum, Diospyros blancoi, Baccaurea ramiflora, and Trichosanthes dioica. J. Pharmacog. Phytochem. 2015; 4(3): 209-214.
Hasan, S.M.R. et al. DPPH free radical scavenging activity of some Bangladeshi medicinal plants. J. Med. Pl. Res. 2009; 3(11): 875-879.
Hossain, M.F. et al. Nutritional value and medicinal uses of minor fruits: Burmese grape (Baccaurea ramiflora Lour.). Int. J. Nutr. Food Sci. 2017; 6(5): 211-214.