(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.