(Phyllanthaceae) Glochidion eriocarpum Champion ex Benth.

Local name(s): ​ກົກ ຮືບ ​ຫັດ, ກົກ ຂີ້​ ມົດ (kok hueb hat, kok khee mot)

Medicinal use(s): To treat uterus infection and gonorrhea

Part(s) used: stem

Field characters: Treelet 6 m tall, flowers pale yellowish, fruits pinkish red.

Locality: Xieng Khoang province, Kham District, Kham Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, 15 km from Kham town. Ba Tha village.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Forest with semi-open canopy.

Altitude: 1200 m asl

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

Collection number: DDS 14999

Collection date: May 17, 2014

Additional data:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313877.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

Kiem, P.V. et al. New triterpenoid saponins from Glochidion eriocarpum and their cytotoxic activity. Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 2009; 57(1):102-105.
Nguyen, X.N. et al. Cytotoxic oleane-type triterpene saponins from Glochidion eriocarpum. Archives of Pharmacal Research 2012; 35:19–26.
Nguyen, X.N. et al. Cytotoxic Oleane-type Triterpene Saponins from Glochidion eriocarpum. Arch. Pharm. Res. 2012; 35(1):19-26.
Puapairoj, P. et al. Cytotoxic activity of lupane-type triterpenes from Glochidion sphaerogynum and Glochidion eriocarpum two of which induce apoptosis. Planta Med. 2005; 71(3):208-213.