(Rubiaceae) Lasianthus verticillatus (Lour.) Merr.

Local name(s): ຄົນ ແຫ້ວ ນົກ ຂໍ່ (kan heo nok koh)

Medicinal use(s): fever, stomachache, tonic

Part(s) used: root, stem

Field Characters: Small tree, approx 2 m in height. Trunk green and brown. Leaves opposite, underside tomentose. Fruits white, growing from leaf nodes.

Locality: Sekong Province, Thateng District, Kouk Poung Village, Community medicinal plant garden

Habitat: flat, soil dry, partial sun

Altitude: 730 m asl

Collector(s): B. Elkington, M. Xayvue, S. Setthavanxay.

Collection number(s): BGE 296

Collection Date: November 20, 2019

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2330361.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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