(Primulaceae) Maesa perlaria (Lour.) Merr.

Common name(s): ​ກົກ ຄັບ (kok khap)

Medicinal use(s): Used as a women’s tonic and for the treatment of gonorrhea.

Part(s) used: leaf, root

Field characters: Shrub, fruits profuse, dull green. Common. 

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 14958

Collection date: May 16, 2014

Additional information: 

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no.  2313831.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic descrption: 

Flora of China Vol. 15 Page 6Plants of the World online

Useful references: 

Foubert, K. et al. LC-MS analysis of 13,28-epoxy-oleanane saponins in Maesa spp. extracts with antileishmanial activity. Phytochem. Anal. 2009; 20(2):159-167.