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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Coelogyne Mayeriana
Coelogyne Mayeriana - Used in Citrus 2 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Beautiful lemon fragrance. The species are characterised by it attractive, clear, apple-green petals and sepals. However, the flowers only last for a few days. In 1928 Carr reports that the species was pollinated by wasp which were attracted to the flowers scent. It had been extinct in Singapore but luckily it was still found in the region - lowland forest of Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Philippines, and Borneo at elevations of 0 to 100 meters.
This species has been successfully reintroduced to several parks and roadside trees in Singapore. Almost like a sharp lemon mixed with lime flower. This plant is pollinated by wasps that get attracted to its smell.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Malay Names: Anggerek darat, Sakat Ubat Kepialu, Pemolek
The name is derived from Greek acris (locust) and opsis (resembling). They are common in low- land forests and on roadside trees throughout Southeast Asia.
Ants often build gardens around its pseudobulbs, because lipids on the seed coats of the orchid attract ants that assist in their dispersal.
A decoction of the leaves and roots was used as an antipyretic in Malaya (Ridley 1907; - Head of Singapore Botanical Garden and Burkill 1935). In Indonesia, juice from the pseudobulbs was dropped into the ear to cure earache or tinnitus, and pulverised pseudobulb was plastered on the head or abdomen to treat fever and hypertension. Roots are used for treating rheumatism in the Western Ghats in India.
Dendrobium amplum Lindl. syn. Epigeneium amplum (Lindl.) Summerh.
Chinese names: Kuanyehouchun Lan (broad leaved, thick lipped orchid); Guoshangye (leaves above fruit)
Thai names: Kra chiang, Si thiang
It is found on tree trunks and rocks in mountain forests. Herbal Usage: The whole plant is used in Chinese herbal medicine to enrich yin, stop coughs and improve blood ﬂow.
Dendrobium cumulatum Lindl.
Thai names: Thian phaya in, thian thong, Uang sai si dok
It is found Nepal, Bhutan, northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina and Borneo.
Phytochemistry: Two bibenzyl derivatives, cumulatin and tristin, were isolated from the orchids D. cumulatum and Bulbophyllum triste.
Herbal Usage: Stems are used to treat asthma.
Dendrobium denneanum Kerr syn. Dendrobium aurianticum Rchb
Chinese name: Ma pien Shihu (horse whip Dendrobium)
In China, the plants are found as an epiphyte on trees in forests in Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hainan and Taiwan.
Phytochemistry: It has oxidant and immune-modulatory activities on in vitro testing.
Herbal Usage: D. denneanum is used as a tonic.
Other scent notes
Pure Bergamot, Petit grain, Fig, Dewberry, Red currant, Lime and Yuzu, Japanese Loquat