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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Arachnis Hookeriana
Arachnis Hookeriana - Used in Oriental 1 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Arachnis hookeriana is a native species and is an epiphytic plant that grows in full sun, producing lasting scorpion-shaped flowers. This was chosen to be the parent of Hybrid "Aranda Lee Kuan Yew". The hybrid has almost lost it's smell, but the parent has a distinct Musky smell.
As per Npark's website- Grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte on sandy scrub lands and coastal outcrops, 100-500m away from the beach and is native to Singapore, Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia and Vietnam.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Appendicula cornuta Blume
Appendicula is a genus with 163 species, distributed from India and China throughout Southeast Asia to the Paciﬁc. Being a fairly common and widely distributed lowland species in Southeast Asia, it is not surprising that Appendicula cornuta Blume was used in Indonesian folk medicine.
Alkaloid was detected in this Orchid and its stem-juice is used in Maluku as a medicine for whitlow
Calanthe brevicornu Lindl. Syn. Calanthe lamellosa Rolfe
Chinese name: Shenchunxiaji Lan (kidney lips prawn spine orchid)
Herbal Usage: CHM employs the root to counter ‘heat’, promote diuresis, arrest bleeding, reduce swelling, and to treat nephritis or the presence of blood in the urine. It is usedused to promote expul- sion of an incompletely delivered placenta, recov- ery after a stillbirth, or to stop abdominal pain caused by ‘poor air’
It ﬂowers from May to June. It is distributed from northeast India, Bhutan and Nepal to Xizang, Yunnan, Sichuan, Hubei and Guangxi in China. Flowers smell like cinnamon.
Cymbidium sinense (Jacks.) Willd. Syn. Cymbidium chinense Heynh.
Chinese names: Baisui Lan (New Year Greeting Orchid, Pay a New Year’s Call Orchid), Baosui Lan (Congratulations for the New Year), Chun Lan (spring orchid), Mo Lan (dark orchid). Its appears from India to Myanmar, northern Thailand, Vietnam and east China to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. In China, it has a long ﬂowering period that extends from October to March.
Herbal Usage: The whole plant or just the roots may be used. Roots are collected in autumn and sun-dried for storage. They purify the heart and lungs, and stop coughs and asthma. A decoction prepared with 30 g of the herb is used to treat dry coughs.
Dendrobium herbaceum Lindl.
Chinese name: grass Dendrobium
Common Indian name: Sasanga in Orissa
Description: This species has the smallest ﬂowers in the genus. D. herbaceum occurs in southern India from the Western Ghats eastwards to Orissa, Bangladesh and the Andaman Islands.
Phytochemistry: Flavonoids, sugars, cyanogenic glycosides and tannins have been isolated from its leaves, but their structures and function have not been elucidated.
Herbal Usage: InIndia, leaves of are pounded with an equal amount (by weight) of the young shoot of Andrographis paniculata into a paste which is applied twice a day for a week on syphilitic ulcers. After 30 min, the paste is removed and the infected part is washed with a leaf decoction of Azadirachia indica.
Dendrobium trigonopus Rchb. f.
Thai names: Uang kham pak kai, Uueang kham liam
It is distributed in northern Thailand, Myanmar, southern Yunnan and Laos, on trees in sparse woods.
Phytochemistry: Trigonopol A, a compound isolated from the orchid, showed antiplatelet aggregation activity in vitro.
Herbal Usage: The stem is used to treat fever and anaemia in Thailand.
Pomatocalpa spicatum Breda, Kuhl & Hasselt. syn. Pomatocalpa wendlandorum (Rchb.f.) J.J. Sm
Widely distributed from central Bhutan and Sikkim to Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, across Malaysia and Indonesia, the species occurs from the lowlands to 700 m.
Herbal Usage: The Nicobarese in the islands at the Bay of Bengal employ the orchid to treat ﬁts.
Other scent notes
Spicy notes of Clove, Anise, Pepper, Vanilla, Leather, Balsam, Warm musk combination, Suede, Caviar, Ginseng