(Rosaceae) Rubus pluribracteatus L.T. Lu & Bufford

Local name(s): ໝາກ​ ຮູ້​ ໃຫຍ່ (mak hou nyai)

Medicinal use(s): Used to treat rashes on the neck

Part(s) used: root

Field characters: Straggling shrub, flower buds enclosed by a large bract, brownish green in color, the plant spiny. Not 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.

Altiude: 1130 m asl

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

Collection number(s): DDS 14963

Collection date: May 16, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313836.

Synonyms and images:

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Useful references:

Dudzinska D. et al. The influence of Rubus idaeus and Rubus caesius leaf extracts on platelet aggregation in whole blood. Cross-talk of platelets and neutrophils. Platelets 2016, 27(5):433-439. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26836594
Kanegusuku M. et al. Phytochemical and analgesic activity of extract, fractions and a 19-hydroxyursane-type triterpenoid obtained from Rubus rosaefolius (Rosaceae). Biol. Pharm. Bull. 2007, 30(5):999-1002. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17473451.