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0 Aspidistra hekouensis

 Aspidistra hekouensis H.Li, C.L.Long & Bogner, Sendtnera 5: 15 (1998) (1998).

Aspidistra hekouensis
Aspidistra hekouensis
Aspidistra hekouensis
Aspidistra hekouensis
Aspidistra hekouensis
Aspidistra hekouensis H.Li, C.L.Long & Bogner, Photo by Hoang Thanh Son

The native range of this species is China (SE. Yunnan) and Vietnam. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarly in the subtropical biome(s).

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0 Cyclocodon celebicus

 Cyclocodon celebicus (Blume) D.Y.Hong, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 36(2): 109 (1998).

Cyclocodon celebicus
Cyclocodon celebicus
Cyclocodon celebicus
Cyclocodon celebicus
Cyclocodon celebicus (Blume) D.Y.Hong,  Photo by Hoang Thanh Son

Vietnamese name: 

Ngân Đằng

Latin name: 

Codonopsis celebica (Blume) Thuan – Campanumoea celebica Blume

Family: 

Campanulaceae

Uses: 

Tonic, stimulate digestion, cough, hoarseness (root).

Distribution:

In Vietnam: Son La, Ha Giang, Lao Cai. The tree grows naturally on the edge of the forest, at an altitude of 500-1600 m. Rare plants (VU) have been included in the Vietnam Red Book.

Flowering and fruiting season: 

May V-VI; July-November




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0 Begonia laminariae

Begonia laminariae Irmsch., Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 21: 40 (1951).

Begonia laminariaeBegonia laminariae
Begonia laminariae
Begonia laminariae
Begonia laminariae
Begonia laminariae Irmsch., Photo by Hoang Thanh Son

The native range of this species is China (SE. Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi) to Vietnam. It is a rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarly in the subtropical biome(s).

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 Anna submontana Pellegr.

Anna submontana
Anna submontana
Anna submontana
Anna submontana
 Anna submontana Pellegr. Photo by Hoang Thanh Son

The native range of this species is China (SE. Yunnan, SW. Guangxi) to N. Vietnam. It is a subshrub and grows primarly in the subtropical biome(s).

Vietnamese name: 

Núi an; An na núi

Other name: 

Tumidinodus purpureoruber H.W. Li;

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0 Helwingia himalaica

Helwingia himalaica Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 2(6): 726 (1879).

Helwingia himalaica Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke
Helwingia himalaica Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke
Helwingia himalaica Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke
Helwingia himalaica Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke
Helwingia himalaica Hook.f. & Thomson ex C.B.Clarke, Photo by Hoang Thanh Son

The native range of this species is Himalaya to S. China and N. Indo-China. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarly in the subtropical biome(s).

Vietnamese name: 

Thanh giáp, Ha huỳnh, Lá dâng hoa

Latin name: 

Helwingia himalaica Hook. f. et Thom. ex C.B. Clake

Family:

Helwingiaceae

Uses: 

Malaria, menstrual regulation, stomach pain, rheumatism, injury, flu, cough (whole tree).

Distribution:

In Vietnam: Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh (Mai Chau, Pa Co). The tree grows naturally in primeval or open forest, limestone mountains, at an altitude of 900-1600 m.

Flowering and fruiting season: 

October

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