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0 Solanum torvum

Solanum torvum Sw., Prodr. [O. P. Swartz] 47. (1788).

Solanum torvum
Solanum torvum
Solanum torvum
Solanum torvum Sw., Photo by Trần Biên 

its native range is Mexico to N. South America, Caribbean, E. Brazil. It is has environmental uses and social uses, as a poison and a medicine and for food.

Vietnamese name:

Cà dại hoa trắng, Cà Hoang, Cà dữ, Cà gai Hoa trắng, Mác rịa.

Uses: 

Roots and fruits cure cracked feet, between toes, toothache, low back pain, stomachache, menstrual cramps, insect stings. Also heals fall injuries.

Distribution: 

The tree grows naturally on wastelands, roadsides, and forests, quite common in Vietnam.


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0 Conamomum vietnamense

Conamomum vietnamense (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Tay Nguyen, Vietnam

Conamomum vietnamense, PHYTOTAXA.531.2.5

Conamomum vietnamense
Conamomum vietnamense
Conamomum vietnamense
Conamomum vietnamense
Conamomum vietnamense
Conamomum vietnamense, Photo by Hoang Thanh Son

Distribution: 

Tay Nguyen, Vietnam

Flower size:

2 cm

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0 Breynia vitis-idaea

Breynia vitis-idaea (Burm.f.) C.E.C.Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932(2): 65 (1932).

Breynia vitis-idaea
Breynia vitis-idaea
Breynia vitis-idaea (Burm.f.) C.E.C.Fisch., Photo by Duong Van

its native range is Indian Subcontinent to S. China and Sumatera. 

Vietnamese name:

Cù đề.

Uses: 

The bark heals wounds. In India, the dried bark and leaves are powdered and used as a smoke to treat swelling of the tongue and amygdala.

Distribution: 

Light-loving tree, growing naturally in fields, lowland scrub to deciduous forests at altitudes up to 1000 m, throughout the Central and Southern regions to Phu Quoc island of Vietnam.

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0 Bulbophyllum triaristella Schltr.

Bulbophyllum triaristella Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 1: 786 (1913).

Lọng ba gai - Bulbophyllum triaristella (video by Orchids of Kurt)

its native range is Papua New Guinea.

English name:

The Three Spiked Bulbophyllum.

Vietnamese name:

Lọng ba gai.

Flower:

Size 7.0 mm.

Distribution:

New Guinea


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0 Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii

Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer, Pflanzenr. (Engler) 4, Fam. 50(12): 73 (1903).

Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii (Rchb.f.) Pfitzer, Video by TuanNguyen

its native range is China (SW. Yunnan) to N. Indo-China.

Vietnamese name:

Hai Kim Xanh.

Common Name:

Boxall's Paphiopedilum (English Orchid Collector 1800's).

Chinese namae:

Bao Shi Dou Lan

Size:

Flowers 10 cm.

Distribution:

Found in Central South China, Myanmar, Vietnam (Hoang Lien Son range in Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces).

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