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0 Hornstedtia bella

Hornstedtia bella Škorničk., Gard. Bull. Singapore 68(2): 291 (2016).

Hornstedtia bella
Hornstedtia bella Škorničk., Photo by Huu Cuong Nguyen

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

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0 Syzygium nervosum

Syzygium nervosum DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 3: 260 (1828). 

Syzygium nervosum DC.,
Syzygium nervosum DC.,
Syzygium nervosum DC.,
Syzygium nervosum DC.,
Syzygium nervosum DC.,
Syzygium nervosum DC.,
Syzygium nervosum DC., Photo by Dinh Quang Diep

The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name:

Trâm, Vối 

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0 Aeschynanthus acuminatus

Aeschynanthus acuminatus Wall., Numer. List [Wallich] n. 6397 (1832), nom. inval.

Aeschynanthus acuminatus
Aeschynanthus acuminatus
Aeschynanthus acuminatus
Aeschynanthus acuminatus
Aeschynanthus acuminatus
Aeschynanthus acuminatus Wall., Photo by Diep Dinh Quang

The native range of this species is Himalaya to S. China and Indo-China, S. Nansei-shoto to Taiwan. It is an epiphyte or lithophyte and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Hoa ki nhọn, Má đào nhọn

Latin name: 

Aeschynanthus acuminatus Wall. ex A. DC.

Family: 

Gesneriaceae

Uses: 

Chronic hepatitis (whole plant).

Distribution: 

Lao Cai (Sa Pa), Vinh Phuc (Tam Dao), Thua Thien Hue (Bach Ma). The tree grows naturally in the forest, at an altitude of 400 - 1,500m.

Flower and fruit season: 

October - January

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0 Micromelum falcatum (Lour.) Tanaka

Micromelum falcatum (Lour.) Tanaka, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. sér. 2, 2: 157 (1930).

Micromelum falcatum
Micromelum falcatum
Micromelum falcatum
Micromelum falcatum (Lour.) Tanaka, Photo by Phan Lê Ý

Vietnamese names: 

Kim sương, Tiêu rừng, Ớt rừng, Vọt cày

Latin name: 

Micromelum minutum (Forst.f.) Wight & Arn. – Micromelum falcatum (Lour.) Tanaka

Family: 

Rutaceae

Uses: 

Treats cough, asthma, rheumatism, neurasthenia, cramping of limbs (Decoction of roots). Sore throat (Lozenge bark). Colds, snake bites (Leaf). The roots and leaves are decocted and drunk to treat irregular menstruation, fever, and rheumatism.

Distribution: 

The tree grows naturally, commonly in shrub hills and sparsely wooded hills, which are quite common in Vietnam.

Flower and fruit season: 

April to September



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0 Delavaya toxocarpa

Delavaya toxocarpa Franch., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33(CRS 6): 462 (1887).

Delavaya toxocarpa
Delavaya toxocarpa
Delavaya toxocarpa
Delavaya toxocarpa
Delavaya toxocarpa Franch., Photo by Nguyễn Trung Hiếu

The native range of this species is China (Yunnan, Guangxi) to N. Vietnam. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese names: 

Dầu choòng, Mắc rạc, Mạy choòng

Latin name: 

Delavaya toxocarpa Franch.

Synonym: 

Delavaya yunnanensis Franch.

Family: 

Sapindaceae

Uses: 

Treats scabies and ringworm (seed oil).

Distribution: 

Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Tuyen Quang.

Flower and fruit season: 

April - October.

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