Rhododendron moulmainense Hook.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 64

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scientific name

Rhododendron moulmainense Hook.
status

 

Rhododendron moulmainense Hook. 

Names.

Myanmar: zalat-pyu. English: Westland’s rhododendron.

Range.

Southern China, northeastern India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Myanmar, it is found in Mon.

Use.

The plant has narcotic properties.

Notes.

Perry (1980) discusses several other members of the genus that are used for various medicinal purposes in East and Southeast Asian countries, including Korea, China, and the Philippines. She notes that honey collected where Rhododendron moulmainense  is abundant is sometimes stupefying.

Reference.

Perry (1980).