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0 Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga Pit.

Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga Pit.

Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga
Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga
Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga
Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga
Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga

Morinda persicifolia Buch.-Ham. var. oblonga Pit.; Photo by Lang Dân Chánh Hiệu 

Vietnamese name:

Nhàu nước

Uses: 

The whole plant is used to treat rheumatism, back pain, aching limbs, high blood pressure, and dysentery.

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0 Heritiera littoralis Aiton

Heritiera littoralis Aiton, Hort. Kew. [W. Aiton] 3: 546 (1789). 

Heritiera littoralis
Heritiera littoralis
Heritiera littoralis
Heritiera littoralis Aiton, Photo by Hoang Truong

The native range of this species is SE. Kenya to Mozambique and W. Pacific. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Quy biền, Cui biển

Latin name: 

Heritiera littoralis Dryand.

Family: 

Sterculiaceae

Uses: 

Diarrhea, dysentery (Fruit decoction). Rheumatism (Roots). Constipation (Leaf).

Distribution: 

The tree grows naturally in mangrove forests, and is also quite commonly planted along the coast from North to South Vietnam.

Flower and fruit season: 

May-July, June-August

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0 Limacia scandens

Limacia scandens Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 2: 621 (1790). 

Limacia scandens
Limacia scandens
Limacia scandens
Limacia scandens Lour., Photo by Trần Hạnh Thảo

The native range of this species is Indo-China to W. & Central Malesia. It is a liana and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Dây mề gà

Scientific name: 

Limacia scandens Lour.

Family: 

Menispermaceae 

Uses: 

Treats intestinal diseases (Stem, root).

Distribution: 

Da Nang, Kon Tum, Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc. Trees grow naturally scattered along the forest edge.

Flower and fruit season: 

November-March; May-September

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0 Ellipanthus tomentosus

Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 41(4): 305 (1872). 

Ellipanthus tomentosus
Ellipanthus tomentosus
Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz, Photo by Nguyễn Quốc Tuấn 

The native range of this species is SW. India, Indo-China to W. & Central Malesia. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Mồng gà, đầu gà

Latin name: 

Ellipanthus tomentosus Kurz

Family: 

Connaraceae

Uses: 

In Thailand, the branches are used to treat flatulence, help increase appetite and prevent stomach cramps; along with other plants used to treat asthma. A decoction of the bark and wood is used to treat weak kidney function

Distribution: 

Quang Tri (Lao Bao), Ninh Thuan (Ca Na), Tay Ninh, Dong Nai, Bien Hoa. The tree grows naturally in primary or secondary forests.

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0 Meistera sudae Sída f. & Škorničk.

Meistera sudae Šída f. & Škorničk., Phytotaxa 419(2): 225 (2019).

Meistera sudae
Meistera sudae Šída f. & Škorničk., Photo by Nguyen Danh Duc

The native range of this species is Vietnam. It is a rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name:

Sa nhân mấu sudae

from highland of central vietnam

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