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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Aerides Odorata
Aerides Odorata - Used in Oriental 5 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
They are closely related to Vanda orchids, and do have a similar growth habit and bear some morphological similarity with Vanda, except having waxy, fragrant flowers with a spur differently pointed than Vanda’s flowers. It is widespread through the Himalayas, Singapore, Assam, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanmar and almost all south-est asia.
Flowers fragrant, opening widely, 1.5-3 cm in diam., purple to almost white, often tipped and spotted purple, spur apex greenish yellow.
Nparks classifies their usage as - Ornamental Flowers, Fragrant (Flowers) and you have to smell to find out why!
Chinese name: Xianghuazhijia Lan (fragrant ﬂowered Zhijia orchid)
Indonesian names : Angkrek Lilin, Lau Bintang
Thai name: Ueang Kulaab Krapao Pid
Indian name: Hameri in Orissa
Fallen fruits of the plant are used to heal wounds in India. Juice extracted from the leaves is used to treat boils in the ear and nose. Vietnamese herbalists believe that, if seeds are sprinkled over the lesions, they help to heal boils and other skin disorders. It's also used to treat tuberculosis, cuts & wounds and as an oral medicine for painful swollen joints.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Other scent notes
Bergamot, Lavender, Geranium, Violets, mitti attar, leather and musk