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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Zygopetalum Blackii
Zygopetalum Blackii - Used in Floral 10 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
A compact hybrid with beautiful, fragrant flowers smelling of hyacinth. In the afternoon smell changes a bit and a peppery scent can be detected. The flowers last 2-3 months.
Almost all Zygopetalum have beautiful smell and produce beautiful flowers. The blooms are usually green and brown; striped or speckled, with a broad white velvety lip marked with purple, indigo, maroon, or fuchsia. This hybrid is no exception.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Cymbidium macrorhizon Lindl.
It occurs along riversides, at forest margins or on open grassy slopes from southern China, Vietnam and Thailand to Myanmar and the southern Himalayas up to Pakistan.
Herbal Usage: In northern India, rhizomes of C. macrorhizon are used as diaphoretic and febrifuge, and also to treat boils and rheumatism.
Dendrobium acinaciforme Roxb syn. D. spatella Rchb.f, D. banaense Gagn.,
Chinese name: Jianye Shihu (sword leaf Dendrobium)
Thai name: Uang Takhap
It is a common Dendrobium in the Chiangmai area of northern Thailand, Indochina, Myanmar, northeast India and south China (from Yunnan to Hong Kong and Lantau Island), Malay Peninsula and Malaku.
Herbal Usage: The entire plant is used in TCM as a tonic during the recuperation period of an illness to eliminate fever, thirst, lassitude and malaise. This is a standard application of shihu.
Habenaria commelinifolia (Roxb.) Wall ex Lindl.
Chinese name: Fueyufeng hua
Indian name: Devsunda; Jadu, Jaitjadu (Sadani); Ridhi Vridhi
Myanmar name: Kadaw sut
Herbal Usage: Plant is eaten as a vegetable and is supposed to be a blood puriﬁer. It is used to cure blebs on the palm. Dried root of the orchid is used to treat spermatorrhoea. It is considered to have an oestrogenic effect because, in India, its bark has the reputation of keeping women youthful and healthy and it is used to treat gynecological conditions.
Pecteilis susannae (L.) Raf. syn. Habenaria susannae (L.) R. Br.
Chinese names: Longtou Lan (dragon head orchid), Baidiehua (white butterﬂy ﬂower), Emaobaidiehua (goose feather white butterﬂy ﬂower), Emaoyufenghua (goose feather jade phoenix ﬂower)
Chinese medicinal names: Tu er cao (rabbit ear herb); Heqicao (friendly herb); Tuyuzhu (mud jade bamboo); Baidiehua (white butterﬂy ﬂower)
Indian medicinal name: Riddhi Vriddhi; also
Hukakanda (Bihar), Waghchoora (Mumbai)
This is a large, robust plant is distributed from Pakistan, the Deccan Peninsula and Assam, through Myanmar, southern China.
Herbal Usage: Roots are collected and used fresh or saved after sun-drying. In CTM, the root are believed to beneﬁt “kidney”. It also strengthens yang and beneﬁts the “spleen”. The taste is sweet and ‘slightly warm’. In India, pseudobulbs are used to treat blebs or bullae on the palm of the hand. It is used in the treatment of low backache, chronic nephritis, impotence, nocturnal ejaculation, orchitis, hernia and indigestion. Pseudobulbs are used to make Salep by the jungle tribes.
Phaius tankervilleae (Banks) Blume
Chinese names: Honghe Lan (red crane orchid); Guaiziye (twisted leaf orchid); Dabaiji (large stone orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Hedging Lan (crane top orchid)
Indian name: Tipui
Indonesian names: Indonesia name: Angkrek apuj (Sundanese) (ﬁre orchid), Anggerik Betul, Angkrek Bener
Japanese name: Kaku ran, kwaku ran, Kwa ran, Kakuchoran
Myanmar name: Zayti thitkhwa
Papua New Guinea: Kongimongo (Ialibu tribe); common name—Kunai orchid
It ﬂowers at different times in Thailand (January to March) and later in China (March to June). It is distributed in the lowlands (up to 1500 m) from Indonesia northwards to southern China and Taiwan and eastwards to Australia and the Paciﬁc Islands.
Herbal Usage: Pseudobulbs are sun-dried for future use. The bulb is acrid and “warm’. It is mildly toxic. It is antitussive, promotes circulation and is haemostatic. A decoction is used to treat fever, for detoxiﬁcation and to prevent wet cough.
In northeastern India, pseudobulbs are used to treat fractures and dysentery. A paste of the pseudobulbs is also used to treat swellings of the hands and legs, as vermifuge and for treating abdominal disorders. It is used to treat sores and infected wounds in Peninsular Malaysia, and to relieve the pain of abscesses in west Java. The ﬂower is heated in the smoke of a wood ﬁre and eaten with any type of food by Ialibu women in Papua New Guinea believe that this makes it easier for them to conceive.
At the same time, it is also reported that, in the southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, smoked ﬂowers are eaten for contraceptive purposes.
Phytochemistry: Alkaloids are present. Phytanthrin A and tryptanthrin present in the pant, exhibited moderate cytotoxicity against several human cancer cell lines.
Pholidota chinensis Lindl.
Chinese names Datiao Lan (large hanging orchid), Foushihu (ﬂoating shihu), Shanxi xiantuo (Shanxi’s Immortal stone peach), Chuanjiacao (Sichuan’s real grass), Maliugen (horse pomegranate root)
Chinese medicinal names: Shixiantao (Immortal stone peach); Shishanglian (lotus on the rock); Shiganlan (Rock olive); Shichuanpan (rock piercing plate) Shiyurou (rock dog- wood); Guoshangye (leaf above the fruit); Qiannianai (thousand year short); Xiaokouzi Lan (Small button orchid); Fu Shihu (ﬂoating shihu); Chuanjiacao (Sichuan’s real grass), Maliugen (horse pomegranate root)
Myanmar Name: Kwyet mee pan myo kywe (Note: The Myanmar name for P. chinensis and P. articulata are identical.)
This epiphytic orchid with a creeping rhizome, grows on the trunk of medium-sized trees or on rocks in sparse forests and on the edge of forests. It is distributed from Zhejiang to Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Guizhou to Yunnan and Tibet, and southwards to Hainan, Vietnam and Myanmar. It is common in Hong Kong as well.
Phytochemistry: A benzoxepin derivative, bulbophylol B. is useful in inhibiting nitric oxide production and in radical-scavenging activity. It reduced nitric oxide synthase mRNA expression. Three more new stilbenoids showed strong cytotoxicity than the original stilbenes.
Coelonin, batatasin III and pholidotol D present in stems and roots enhanced GABA-induced chloride currents in Xenopus laevis oocytes. GABA is an important inhibitory neuro-transmitter in the brain, this ﬁnding suggests that P. chinensis may have a useful role in the treatment of neurological conditions.
Batatasin III has pain-relieving properties for toothache, traumatic injuries, or abdominal colic.
Herbal Usage: Plants are used fresh and dried. It is cooling, pleasant and bland to taste. It nourishes the yin, moistens the lungs, cools the blood and promotes. TCM practitioners use the whole plant to treat tuberculosis-associated haemoptysis, acute or chronic bronchitis, dry cough, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, toothache, peptic ulcer, gastroenteritis, dizziness, headache, post-concussion syndrome, neurasthenia, osteomyelitis and trauma.
In India an aqueous extract is taken for scrofula, fever, stomach ache and toothache, while a tincture is used to arrest bleeding, and treat asthmatic coughs, tuberculosis and dysentery.
Other scent notes
Leafy sweet florals; Middle notes of jasmine, Sweet pea, Hyssop, and white floral; base of floral musk.