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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Epidendrum Nocturnum
Epidendrum Nocturnum - Used in Fresh 4 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Its another non-native, but naturalized and cultivated in Singapore. But its extremely unique with good scent. It's native to Florida, Bahamas, West Indies, South Florida.
It is usually autogamous (flowers self-pollinate) and sometimes cleistogamous (flowers self-pollinate before they open).
The scent of the flower has two notes due to different chemical release. It smells of Vicks VapoRub in the morning and emits a delicate Cinnamon at Night
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Ophrys sphegodes subsp. Mammosa (Desf.) Soo ex E.Nelson Syn. Ophrys mammosa Desf.
Flowering season starts in early April in Cyprus. O. sphegodes are pollinated solitary bees, Andrena nigroaenea, that are lured by visual cues and volatile semiochemicals consisting of variable mixtures of alkanes and alkenes, especially the latter. Flower-speciﬁc odor variation between plants mimic sex pheromones of individual female bees preventing bees from revisiting ﬂowers and effecting cross-breeding success.
It is distributed from south-eastern Europe to Iran, Iraq and Turkmenistan, in open woodland or light scrub in full sun or semi-shade.
Herbal usage: Tubers are used as Salep.
Platanthera chlorantha Cust. ex Rchb.
Chinese name: Eryeshechun Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Tubaiiji
The herb is usually collected from August to October, after the ﬂowering season from north and northeast China, Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet.
Herbal Usage: It is commonly used in Xizang (Tibet) as a decoction to nourish the lungs, to treat people who cough up blood, vomit blood, or bleed from their nose. The plant is also ground and made into a poultice to treat lacerations, skin infections and burns.
Vanda cristata Wall ex Lindl. Syn. Trudelia cristata (Wall ex Lindl.) Senghas
Chinese name: Chachunwandai Lan
Nepali name: Bhyagute phul in Nepali dialect, Vashgute phul
Myanmar name: Jyo koke thitkhwa
This is a common, epiphytic, vandaceous orchid, distributed in Nepal, Bhutan, northern India, Tibet and southwest Yunnan. In Bhutan and northeast India, it commonly occurs on the trunks of Rhododendron arboretum and Skimmia spp.
Phytochemistry: The 1-hydroxymethylpyrrolizidine ester, laburnine acetate was isolated. Laburnine is a poisonous alkaloid originally isolated from unripe seeds of Laburnum anagyroides. It possesses antimicrobial activity against fungi and Shigella.
Herbal Usage: Plant is made into a paste to treat cuts and wounds in India. In Nepal, a paste made with the roots is used for treating boils and dislocated bones. Leaf powder is used as an expectorant, whereas leaf paste is applied on cuts and wound. Leaves are also used to make a tonic and expectorant in NW India. It is used as a nutrient and tonic for general debility in Uttar Pradesh.
Other scent notes
Bouquet of Carnations, lily of the valley, and hyacinth; Oakmoss and white musk