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0 Combretum trifoliatum

Combretum trifoliatum Vent., Choix Pl. t. 58.

Combretum trifoliatum
Combretum trifoliatum
Combretum trifoliatum
Combretum trifoliatum Vent., Photo by Ích Phùng

The native range of this species is Indo-China to N. Queensland. It is a climbing shrub or liana and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Chưng bầu ba lá

Scientific name: 

Combretum trifoliatum Vent.

Family: 

Combretaceae.

Uses: 

Treats tapeworms (Seeds). Crush the fruit, mix it with cornstarch and palm sugar, form into small bars, and chew to help teeth and gums and treat sore throats. The sap extracted from the tree trunk is used to treat dysentery.

Distribution: 

Southern region. The tree grows naturally.

Flower and fruit season: 

February-March

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0 Cleisostoma fuerstenbergianum

Cleisostoma fuerstenbergianum Kraenzl., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 7: 39 (1909).

Cleisostoma fuerstenbergianum Kraenzl.,
Cleisostoma fuerstenbergianum Kraenzl.,
Cleisostoma fuerstenbergianum Kraenzl.,
Cleisostoma fuerstenbergianum Kraenzl., Photo by Nghiem Xuan Son

The native range of this species is China (Yunnan, SW. Guizhou) to Indo-China. It is an epiphytic subshrub and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name:

Miệng kín mảnh

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0 Mitrephora tomentosa

Mitrephora tomentosa Hook.f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. [Hooker f. & Thomson] i. 113. (1855).

Mitrephora tomentosa
Mitrephora tomentosa
Mitrephora tomentosa
Mitrephora tomentosa
Mitrephora tomentosa
Mitrephora tomentosa
Mitrephora tomentosa Hook.f. & Thomson, Photo by Lang Dân Chánh Hiệu

The native range of this species is Assam to China (S. Yunnan, S. Guizhou, W. Guangxi) and Indo-China. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name:

Mạo đài thorel; Mũ nhà chùa; co giè nui; kda cong hèn.

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0 Dillenia ovata

Dillenia ovata Wall., Numer. List [Wallich] n. 945 (1829).

Dillenia ovata
Dillenia ovata
Dillenia ovata
Dillenia ovata
Dillenia ovata
Dillenia ovata Wall., Photo by Thanh Bình Nguyễn

The native range of this species is Indo-China to Sumatera. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Sổ trai, Sổ tai

Scientific name: 

Dillenia ovata Wall.ex Hook.f. et Thoms.

Family: 

Dilleniaceae

Uses: 

Refreshing, easy to digest. Also used to treat dysentery and stop diarrhea.

Distribution: 

Khanh Hoa to An Giang, Kien Giang. The tree grows naturally in plain and central plain forests.

Flower and fruit season: 

February-April

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0 Rhododendron excellens

Rhododendron excellens Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson

Rhododendron excellens Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson
Rhododendron excellens Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson
Rhododendron excellens Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson
Rhododendron excellens Hemsl. & E.H.Wilson; Photo by Mặt Trời Cuối Đông  

Vietnamese name:

Đỗ quyên đẹp, Đỗ quyên huyền diệu.

Distribution: 

Lao Cai (Sapa). Also available in China.

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