Strychnos axillaris

Strychnos axillaris Colebr., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12(2): 356, t. 15 (1819). 

Strychnos axillaris
Strychnos axillaris
Strychnos axillaris
Strychnos axillaris Colebr., Photo by Tấn Trịnh

its native range is Assam to China (S. Yunnan) and E. Australia.

Vietnamese name: 

Dây củ chi rách, Mã tiền hoa nách

Latin name: 

Strychnos axillaris Colebr.




Used to treat leg cramps, rheumatism (bark).


In Vietnam: Lai Chau, Son La, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong. The tree grows naturally in the sparse forest based on streams and bushes, at an altitude of up to 2000 m.

Flowering season:

January to August

Fruit season:


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