(Symplocaceae) Symplocos lancifolia Sieb. & Zucc.

Local name(s): ກົກ​ ໝາກ​ ຫວດ (kok mak huat)

Medicinal use(s): Used for the treatment of pain (analgesic)

Part(s) used: stem bark

Field characters: Tree 12 m tall, trunk slender, straight, 5 m to first branch, bark smooth, gray, flowers white, turning yellowish.

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: DDS 14996

Collection date: May 17, 2014

Additional information:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313869

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

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Useful references:

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Acharya, N. et al. A comprehensive analysis on Symplocos racemosa Roxb.: Traditional uses, botany, phytochemistry and pharmacological activities. J. Ethnopharmacol. 2016; 181: 236-251.
Badoni, R. et al. Chemical constituents and biological applications of the genus Symplocos. J. Asian Nat. Prod. Res. 2010; 12(12): 1069-1080.