(Salicaceae) Casearia membranacea Hance

Local name(s): ກົກ ດູກ ນົກ (kok douk nok)

Medicinal use(s): anti-inflammatory

Part(s) used: leaf, stem

Field characters: Treelet 6 m tall, flowers yellowish green, with brown center, forming axillary clusters.

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

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest near stream.

Altitude: 1130 m asl

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

Collection number(s): DDS 14994

Collection date: May 17, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313867.

Synonyms and images:

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Useful references:

Chen, Y.C. et al. New bioactive clerodane diterpenoids from the roots of Casearia membranacea. Chem. Biodiv. 2008; 5(1):162-167.
Shen, Y.-Ch. Et al. New cytotoxic clerodane diterpenoids from the leaves and twigs of Casearia membranacea.J. Nat. Prod. 2004; 67(3):316-321.
Xia, L. et al. The genus Casearia: a phytochemical and pharmacological overview. Phytochemistry Reviews 2015; 14: 99–135.