Adenostemma lavenia L O Ktze

From Latin, adenostemma glandular crown Synonymy Adenostemma viscosum Forst., Verbesina lavenia Linn. Common names Common medicine plant, club wort rumput tahi babi, sumbong gajah, rumput pasir (Malay) daun tempel daging boton (Filipino) tuyenhung (Vietnamese) pepepepe (Samoan). Physical description It is a herb which grows to a height of 30 cm. The plant is found in open, wet places along streams, in forest and in thickets, from sea level to an altitude of 1800 m. The stems are branched and...

Family Ranunculaceae Al de Jussieu 1789 nom conserv the Buttercup Family

Physical description The family Ranunculaceae, a vast group which consists of 50 genera and 2000 species of rhizomatous herbs, is widespread in temperate and boreal regions. The leaves are simple, without stipules, radical and alternate and variously compound or dissected. The flowers are bisexual, actinomorphic, and solitary to paniculate. The calyx comprises of 3-8 sepals which are imbricate or valvate, deciduous and sometimes petaloid. The corolla comprises many to few and free petals,...

Eupatorium fortunei Turcz

After Mithridates Eupator, King of Pontus about 115 BC and after Robert Fortune, 19th century Scottish horticulturist and collector in China Synonymy Eupatorium stoechadosmum Hances. Common names Fortune eupatorium man tuoi, trach lan, lan thao (Vietnamese) pei lan (Chinese). Uses In China, Eupatorium fortunei Turcz. is bitter, pungent, used to treat heat stroke with headache, combat fever, to stimulate the secretion of sweat and to freshen breath. In Japan, a decoction of the roots is drunk...

Datura stramonium L

From Sanskrit, dhattura Datura stramonium strychnomanikon causing madness Common names Thorn apple jimsonweed Jamestown weed stinkweed devil's apple devil's trumpet mad apple and apple of Peru dhattura, (Sanskrit), ummatta (Tamil). Physical description It is an invasive annual shrub-bish herb which grows to a height ranging from 60 cm to 1.5 m. The plant is native to India, imported to Europe and to the temperate parts of North America. The stems are stout, coarse, terete, succulent, purplish...

Lyonia ovalifolia Wall Drude

Lyonia Ovalifolia

Lyons, a Scottish-American horticulturist of the 19th century and from Latin, ovalis ovoid and folium leaf Common names Staggerbush aynar Himalayan nejiki Japanese . Fig. 130. Lyonia ovalifolia Wall. Drude. From Flora of Malaya, 08010. Field collector 4 May 1964, MED Poore. Geographical localization altitude 6600 ft, Gunong Brinchang forest ridge, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. Botanical identification FSP Ng. Physical description It is a tree which grows in the mountains of...