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0 Pecteilis sagarikii

Pecteilis sagarikii Seidenf., Bot. Tidsskr. 68(1): 46 (1973).

Pecteilis sagarikii
Pecteilis sagarikii
Pecteilis sagarikii
Pecteilis sagarikii Seidenf., Photo by Bùi Quang Trực

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

Synonyms: 

Pecteilis hawkesiana (King & Pantl.) C.S. Kumar 2002

Vietnamese name: 

Lan mỏ vịt

Description: 

Ground orchid, stem and leaves die in winter, but spring will grow new plants from tubers. Orchid has 2-3 leaves at the base, inflorescence 15-20 cm high, flowers at the top, 2-10 flowers, size 1.5-2 cm, blooms in August-September, slightly fragrant.

Distribution: 

In Vietnam: Easup, Dak Lak

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0 Lagerstroemia venusta

Lagerstroemia venusta Wall., Numer. List [Wallich] n. 2117 (1829).

Lagerstroemia venusta
Lagerstroemia venusta
Lagerstroemia venusta
Lagerstroemia venusta Wall., Photo by Dinh Quang Diep

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

Vietnamese name:

Bằng lăng sừng

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0 Curcuma zedoaria

Curcuma zedoaria (Bergius) Roscoe, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 8: 354 (1807).

Curcuma zedoaria
Curcuma zedoaria
Curcuma zedoaria (Bergius) Roscoe, Photo by Thảo Trang

its native range is E. Himalaya to Assam.

Vietnamese name: 

Nga Truc, Black Turmeric, Purple Turmeric, Bong Truc, Purple Wormwood, Green Wormwood, Bong Nga, Nghe Dam (Tay), Mgang Dream Lung (Bana)

Latin name: 

Curcuma zedoaria (Berg.) Roscoe – Amomum zedoaria Berg.

Family: 

Zingiberaceae

Uses: 

Stomach tonic, indigestion, pain relief, menstrual regulation (rhizome).

Distribution:

In Vietnam: Lao Cai, Ha Giang (Quan Ba), Quang Tri. The tree grows naturally.

Flowering and fruiting season: 

April-August

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0 Globba marantina

Globba marantina L., Mant. Pl. Altera [Linnaeus] 170 (1771).

Globba marantina
Globba marantina
Globba marantina
Globba marantina L., Photo by Diep Thanh

its native range is China (S. Yunnan) to Tropical Asia, Queensland (Murray Island).

Vietnamese name: 

Gừng hoa múa

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0 Luisia morsei

Luisia morsei Rolfe, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 36: 33 (1903).

Luisia morse
Luisia morsei Rolfe, Photo by Dinh Quang Diep

its native range is S. China to Indo-China.

Vietnamese name: 

Lan san hô, Kim thoa

Family:

Orchidaceae.

Parts Used: 

Root - Radix Luisiae.

Distribution: 

Southern China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. In Vietnam, the tree often grows on large trees in the forest or on the hill, in humid places from north to south (Hai Phong, Ninh Binh, Lam Dong, Kien Giang). Harvest roots all year round. Usually it is dried. The roots are about the diameter of a vermicelli.

Uses: 

Root is used to treat wounds and ulcers. Also used to induce vomiting in poisoning and treat diarrhea. In China, it is also used as an antidote in case of poisoning. Indicated for use in cancer, malaria and to neutralize toxic drugs. It is also a medicinal plant for leprosy.

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