14. Dichroa febrifuga Loureiro HYDRANGEACAE

Hindi: basak

This shrub is related to the hydrangea. It has attractive blue berries and is widespread in subtropical South-East Asia, occurring up to an altitude of 2300 metres in the Himalaya. The specific name ‘febrifuga’ refers to its use in the treatment of fevers, for which the shoots and bark of the roots are used.

Photograph of Dichroa febrifuga in wild in Bhutan

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19791014
    Scientific Name:Dichroa febrifuga Lour.
    Family:Hydrangeaceae
    Genus:Dichroa
    Epithet:febrifuga
    Collector:Godfrey, T.C.
    Year:1978
    Origin:Inner China, Korea and Taiwan:Tai Po Kau
    Plant:19791014A
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19791014F
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/SAU
    Plant:19791014E
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G21/0385
    Plant:19791014B
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19791014A1
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19791014C
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G16/0448
    Plant:19791014D
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/T17/0030