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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Cattleya Warscewiczii
Cattleya Warscewiczii - Used in Floral 7 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
This is the largest-flowered of the Cattleya genus. The flowers can reach 12 inches across from petal tip to petal tip. It also produces the largest flower spikes with as many as 10 of these huge flowers per spike. The flower spike stands almost vertical, unlike most of the other Cattleya species, which produce flowers in a horizontal plane.
This vertical placement of the flowers adds to the overwhelming grandeur of the bloom spike and makes C. warscewiczii truly the king of the Cattleya species.
Not to forget the smell. It smells of brilliant violets.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Epipactis mairei Schltr.
Common name: Dayehuoshao Lan (big ﬂower ﬂaming orchid)
Other names (at Emei Shan): Shan chu hua
Chinese medicinal name: Xiaozihanxiao
An attractive, terrestrial orchid that ﬂowers in June and July in China and until August in the Himalayas.
Usage: The plant is used as a tonic in Chinese herbal medicine. A paste made from the vegetative portion is applied to burns. It dissolves extravasated blood and improves the circulation. The medicinal plant is collected from Gansu, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan and Xizang.
Chinese name: Chibanshidou Lan (tooth petal stone bean orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Duyeyanzhu
It is used to treat swellings. It “beneﬁts yin, reduces heat”, hence used to treat sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers and fever. For decoction, 6–15 g dried herb or 30–60 g of fresh herb is boiled. For external usage, plant pulverised to make a paste.
Dactylorhiza salina (Turez exLindl.) Soo
Mongolian name: Martsnii tsakhiram
Tibetan name: Ban lag
In Mongolia, it is found in damp, swampy alkaline meadows in almost all natural zones.
Herbal usage: Root tubers are reported as sweet and astringent. They are used to treat oedema and inﬂammation, to give strength and enhance life. There is a special demand for this orchid in Mongolia and it is an ingredient in several traditional Mongolian prescriptions.
Gymnadenia crassinervis Finet
Chinese name: Duanjushoushen, Cumaishouz- hangshen (large venation hand palm ginseng), Shou zhang zhen (palm ginseng)
Chinese medicinal name: Shouzhangshen (Palm ginseng), Cumaishouzhangshen (large vena- tion hand palm ginseng)
The species is endemic to a small region in China. It is found in Rhododendron thickets, in crevices on rocky slopes at 2000–3800 m in west Sichuan, northwest Yunnan and eastern and southern Tibet.
Herbal Usage: The Zhongyao Da Cidian states that “there are three types of palm ginseng (Shou zhang shen)- (1) Gymnadenia conopsea (Shou Shen in Chinese), (2) Gymnadenia crassinervis (Shou Shen with coarse veins) and (3), Coeloglossum viride “which has long, concave buds”. All three “nourish wind and blood”, quench thirst, treat weak lungs, coughs, dyspnea, weakness from exertion and weight loss, neurasthenia, chronic diarrhea, blood loss, vaginal discharge, poor lactation, chronic hepatitis.
Liparis distans C.B. Clarke Syn. Liparis yunnanensis Rolfe
Chinese names: Yunnan yanger Lan (Yunnan sheep ear orchid), Dahuayan-gersuan (big ﬂower sheep ear garlic) Yunnan Yangercao (Yunnan sheep ear herb)
Chinese medicinal name: Hushitou
It enjoys a wide distribution from Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet in China to Assam, Thailand, Laos Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Herbal Usage: Herb is obtained from Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. Entire plant is used to treat pneumonia. A decoction is made with 6–16 g of the whole plant
Other scent notes
Japanese grapefruit, mandarin, Georgia peach, purple plums, Valencia grapes, and soft rose petals; with base note of Nubian musk