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Contains Scented Notes of:
Butter fruit - Sentosa's fragrant plant - Check details at Scentopia's scent library
Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Bulbophyllum Praetervisum
Bulbophyllum Praetervisum - Used in Oriental 3 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
Nparks puts this as Critically Endangered and Locally rare. In 2017, they have has added it to the list of species for which significant efforts will be made to increased population. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/~/media/nparks-real-content/news/2017/fob/factsheet-b-species-recovery-programme-updated.pdf
It grows a single flower on each inflorescence. These flowers are glossy, thick, and fleshy and emit a spicy fragrance.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Thai name: Ueang maeng mum
It is found in Malaysia, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo. Although this species is not native to Singapore, Mr. Cedric Errol Carr managed to collect its natural hybrid, A. maingayi, which was growing on coastal mangrove in Pulau Seletar. A. maingayi is a natural hybrid between A. ﬂosaeries and A. hookeriana
They have very strong musk scent. The species was previously known as A. moschifera because of the scent.
Ibans of Sarawak apply sap from the orchid plant onto the painful site to relieve toothache
Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) R.Br.
Chinese name: shou shen (hand ginseng), Shouzhangshen (Palm ginseng), Foshoushen (Buddha hand ginseng), Zhangshen (palm ginseng)
Chinese medicinal name: Shouzhangshen (Palm ginseng)
Japanese name: Tegata-chidori
It is found in open forests, rocky slopes, grasslands and water-logged meadows at 200–4700 m in Japan, Korea, Russia and Europe.
Herbal Usage: It is widely used, almost similar to ginseng (Panax ginseng) which is not an orchid. The stem beneﬁts the kidney and is used to replenish the vital essence, stops bleeding, and to alleviate lassitude caused by illness. It is used to treat coughs due to weak lungs, impotence and other forms of sexual dysfunction, discharge, traumatic injuries, thrombosis, chronic hepatitis and failure of lactation.
Phytochemistry: Methanolic extract of Gymnadenia conopsea tubers produced an anti-allergic effect. Alcoholic extract protected mice against silica-induced ﬁbrosis of the lungs.
Liparis odorata (Willd.) Lindl. Syn. Liparis paradoxa (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Chinese name: Xianghuayangersuan
Chinese medicinal name: Erxiantao
It is a terrestrial herb, with herbaceous, conspicuously veined, petiole sheath-like. Inﬂorescence. In India, it ﬂowers from July to September, in Bhutan, from May to September, in Nepal, July and in China, April to July or August.
Herbal Usage: Mr. van Rheede wrote in his Hortus Indicus Malabaricus that this species was used to treat elephantiasis.
This plant is used in Malabar to treat elephantiasis. Tribals in Karnataka use the orchid pseudobulb. They also use its juice extracted from the leaves, which is used to treat fever and oedema. Juice from the roots was used to treat burns, inﬂammation, gangrene and tumours.
In China, it is used to treat ﬂu-like symptoms, peripheral neuritis, leucorrhoea, discomfort at the waist, ulcers and swellings. The herb removes “wind” and dispels “dampness”. Decoction is prepared by boiling 6–15 g of sliced, dried pseudobulbs
Paphiopedilum parishii (Rchb f.) Pfitzer
Chinese names: Luoxuandoushe Lan (spiral tongued orchid), Duolan (pocket orchid); Banye Lan (mottled leaf orchid), Piaodaidou Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Qianlinglan
Thai names: Rongtao Naree Nuad Rue-Si, Rongtao Naree Chieng Dao, Rongtao Naree Muang Gaan.
It is found in northern and western Thailand, Laos, Myanmar Yunnan and Assam, in montane forests at 1200–2200 m, on trees or boulders in dense shade and high humidity. Petals are long, twisted, greenish-yellow with dark purple spots proximally, and solid purple distally.
Herbal Usage: Entire plant is used as an antipyretic and to detox, to relieve unease of body or mind, skin rash, weak kidneys and dry cough. It is used to dispel heat and for detoxiﬁcation. It is said to have a tranquilizing effect and to treat febrile rash, pneumonia and depression. It is bitter and cool. Between 6 and 15 g of the fresh plant is used to prepare a decoction.
Other scent notes
Guarana coffee, base notes of white musk, vetiver, Hyrax, Ambertone, Lorenox, spice mix, Banana leaf