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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Phalaenopsis Bellina
Phalaenopsis Bellina - Used in Fresh 6 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Phalaenopsis bellina is a monopodial epiphytic orchid species, native to Singapore, Malaysia and Borneo. This orchid grows on trees and branches in shady lowland forests, at elevations of 200 m or lower. This is one of the most iconic Phalaenopsis species, due to its exquisite appearance and delicious fragrance.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Anoectochilus koshunensis Hayata
Chinese name: Gaoxiong Jinxian Lan (Gaoxiong golden thread orchid)
Taiwanese name: Kaohsiung (jewel orchid).
Other common names: Hengchunjinxianlian (Hengchun golden thread lotus); Jinxian Lan (golden thread orchid). In Taiwanese (Hokien) dialect: Ko hiong kim soa lian; Heng chhun kim soa lian
The whole plant “cools the blood and smoothes the liver”. It is antipyretic and removes toxins. Commonly used to treat haemoptysis from tuberculosis, diabetes, bronchitis, nephritis, cystitis, convulsions and snake bites.
Kinsenoside and Five sterols, including a new one with a non-conventional side chain [26-methylstigmasta-5,22,25, (27)-trien-3 beta- ol], together with a megastigmane glucoside and 20-deoxyadenosine, was isolated from this Orchid.
Apostasia nuda R. Br.
Malay names: Si sarsar bulang, Si marsari sari, Duhut bane-bane, Poko pulumpus bedak, Dudulu ingap, Kniching pelandok
Apostasia is a genus of seven primitive terrestrial orchids. It is fairly common in lowland dipterocarp forests in Malaysia but is not easily recognised as an orchid. It is also distributed in Myanmar, southern Thailand and Indonesia in lowland forests.
Roots are boiled and made into poultices to treat diarrhoea in Malaysia, and an infusion of the fruit was a local remedy for sore eyes (Burkill). Mr Burkill and also his father were directors of the Singapore Botanic Gard
Syn. Cirrhopetalum vaginatum Malay name: Magrah batu (stone orchid)
It is a common lowland orchid and in Singapore, their favourite place are on the Rain Tree, along roadside. In Malaysia, it is found on old Angsana, Jambu Laut and few other trees. Flowering is triggered by a sudden drop in temperature generally after a rainstorm.
Phytochemistry: 21 phenanthrenes, dihydrophe- nanthrenes, bibenzyls, phenanthrofuran and other aromatic compounds were extracted. It has 4 unique chemicals which have not been found in other Orchids. One such unique compound is a very complex molecule, phenanthro(4,3-b)furan. Bulbophyllums are rich in phenanthrenes and stilbenoids. 18 different chemical compounds from 6 species of Bulbophyllum Scientists believe that phenenthrenes from Bulbophyllum should be investigated for antitumour activity.
Herbal Usage: In Malaya, juice from the roasted pseudobulb of this orchid was dropped into the ear to treat earache. In China and Nepal it is used to treat respiratory infections and fractures. Zhongyao Da Cidian mentions 5 prescriptions to treat various conditions associated with inﬂammation. In each case, it is used in combination with other herbs.
In Myanmar, women prepare a hair tonic and shampoo by mixing ground Bulbophyllum with pulverised bark, seeds and fruit to make a sticky ﬂuid used when washing their hair. This is to cure dandruff, promote hair growth and improve hair colour.
Other scent notes
Mown Hay, basil, Tulsi, Water Lily, Silk vine, Thyme