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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Bulbophyllum Vaginatum
Hoya imperialis - Used in Citrus 8 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Hoya imperialis are large flowers and get spectacular pink with white corona when mature. Sometimes the corona is pink as well. It is a good bloomer and you will feel very rewarded when you see the flowers.
Since Hoyas are likely to bloom earlier and more often in smaller pots, don't use a pot that is too big. Another tip for Orchid lovers- keep the room temperature above 60F.
Hoya's are known to grow fast, but this one will exceed all expectations. We found someone stating that their grew 30ft in 18 months.
The flowers smell amazing in the evening, with hints of Neroli. They are fragrant, in fact very fragrant.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. Syn. Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb) Sw.
Chinese name: Wenban Lan (stripe petal orchid), Yingyediao Lan (stiff leaf hanging Cymbid- ium), Chuihuadiao Lan (pendulant ﬂower Cymbidium), Diao Lan (hanging Cymbidium), Dabi Lan (lean-on-the-wall Cymbidium)
Chinese medicinal name: Yingyediao Lan (stiff leaf hanging Cymbidium)
Thai name: Ka Re Ka Ron
Vietnamese Name: Kim bien
Laotian names: Lung khao, Huan so pet, Kin loum, Khi mot top
Indian name: Supurn in Orissa State, boat orchid;
panaipulluruvi (Valaiyans in Tamil Nadu) Myanmar name: Thit tet lin nay
Nepalese name: Harjor in Tharu English name: boat orchid
Phytochemistry: C. aloifolium contains several phenanthrenes: aloifol I and II, coelonin and 6-methoxycoelonin, cymbinodin A, cymbinodin B a polyoxygenated phenanthrene derivative designated pendulin, and a 3,7-dihydroxy-2,4,8-trimethoxyphe-nanthrene named denthyrsinin.
Herbal Usage: Leaves have anti-inﬂammatory and analgesic effects. In Indian traditional medicine, juice is extracted from the whole plant by pounding it with ginger and a small amount of water is used to induce vomiting and diarrhoea, or to cure chronic illness, weakness of the eyes, vertigo and paralysis .
Tribes Konda of East Godavari district used the roots for treating cracks on the feet. Tribal Koyas of Khammam district used a similar preparation for setting fractures. Tribal residents at Kudremukh National Park in Karnataka use the mucilage extracted from the orchid leaves to stop bleeding from leech bites.
Cymbidium finlaysonianum Lindl.
Malay name: Sepuleh
Thai name: Ka Re ka Ron Pak Pet
Phytochemistry: 7-O-glycosides of vitexin and isovitexin was identiﬁed from C. ﬁnlaysonianum.
Herbal Usage: Mr. Burkhill reported that the Malay medicine men used it to remove bewitchment in Telok Anson, in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia.
Malay name for treating illness is, sepuleh which translates as “restorative”, i.e. restoring to health.
Cymbidium kanran Makino
Local Name: Han lan (frigid Cymbidium orchid), winter orchid, Cao Lan (grass orchid)
This magniﬁcent species enjoys much popu- larity among Chinese growers on account of its elegant form and strong fragrance. It ﬂowers from August to January but mostly in December and January.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Huadong, Huanan and Yunnan. Chinese herbalists employ the entire plant to “purify the heart”, smooth the lungs, or to stop coughs and asthma. Roots are used for treating gastroenteritis and ascariasis.
Dendrobium aphyllum (Roxb.) C.E.C. Fisch, syn. D. macrostachyum Lindl.
Thai names: Uean sai, Ueang sai long laeng, Ueang yumai, Ueang khai nao, Ueang saimai, Ueang lawng laeng
The species is widespread in continental Southeast Asia, spreading to southwest China, Sikkim and Nepal.
Herbal Usage: It is used as shihu. Stems are used to prepare a tonic in Nepal. Eardrops prepared with juice of young pseudobulbs are used by the Valmikis tribe of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh to treat earache. Dried stems are used as shihu.
Den crepidatum Lindl. & Paxton
Chinese name: Meigui Shihu (rose Dendrobium) Thai name: Uang sai nam khieo.
Phytochemistry: 3 alkaloids, crepidine, crepidamine and dendrocrepine were isolated from D. crepidatum.
Herbal Usage: In TCM, stems are used to enrich yin, beneﬁt the stomach, and clear dry or itchy throat. Stems are used to treat fractures in Nepal. The orchid is among 199 medicinal plants used by the Hani ethnicity in the Naban River Watershed National Nature Reserve in Yunnan, China. The orchid is commonly cultivated in home gardens by the Hani whereas they usually collect other medicinal plants from the forest.
Other scent notes
Top of Quince, sweet orange blossoms, yuzu, and kumquat; middle notes of juniper, Mediterranean fan palm and lemon tea