KAEMPFERIA PARVIFLORA WALL. ex BAKER - A NEW RECORD OF MEDICINAL PLANT SPECIES FOR VIETNAM

KAEMPFERIA PARVIFLORA WALL. ex BAKER - A NEW RECORD OF MEDICINAL PLANT SPECIES FOR VIETNAM

Nguyen Hoang Tuan1,*, Bui Hong Cuong2
1Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Vietnam; 2Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Vietnam
*Corresponding author: tuandl50@yahoo.com
(Received August, 22th, 2016)
Summary


Through survey of medicial plant resources in Yang Mao commune, Krông Bông district, Đắk Lắk province, Kaempferia parviflora Wall. ex Baker is recorded as a new species in flora of Vietnam. Kaempferia parviflora Wall. ex Baker is characterized by petiole long, ovate, corolla lobes white, linear, lateral staminodes linear, labellum white with purple tinged at the base, each lobe obovate, cuneate, bifid, upto 1/4th its length, filament very short, crested. A full description with a colour plate and notes on the variability in morphology, distribution, phenology and uses of this species are given

Kaempferia parviflora
Fig.1. Some morphological characteristics of Kaempferia parviflora Wall. ex Baker’s plant
A: The plants in its type locality; B: Detail of the flower; C: The flower and the bracts; D: Leaf; E The anthers view from side, view from front, view from behind; F: Ovary with part of the style and the stylodes; G: ligule; H: Dissection (from left) the floral tube with labellum and staminodes attached, calyx tube, bracts, dorsal corolla lobe, lateral corolla lobes, labellum, lateral staminodes. (Photo and design by Nguyen Hoang Tuan)

Soure: Journal of Medicinal Materials, 2016, Vol. 21, No. 5, page 293 - 297

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