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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Oncidium Cucullatum
Oncidium Cucullatum - Used in Oriental 7 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
Found in Valle de Cauca State, in southern Colombia as wellas northern Ecuador at elevations of 2500 to 4000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with clustered, egg to slightly pear-shaped, slightly compressed pseudobulbs are enveloped basally by several imbricating leaf bearing sheaths.
Smells of beautiful Violet
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Anoectochilus reinwardtii Blume
A. reinwardtii is found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Maluku at 1400–1700 m and it is believed to have magical powers. The Iban and Kelabit tribes of Borneo use the orchid to treat infertility. Supposedly infertile woman would conceive if leaves of a single plant are placed under their sleeping mat.
Malaysian names: Seraman in Kelabit, Wi buntak (Iban), Busak paya (Malay)
There are 17 species distributed from Sri Lanka across Southeast Asia to Australia. Two Malaysian species, B. brevifolia and B. ruprestris, occur in the highlands. ﬁnlaysoniana is a Malaysian lowland species.
On some days the ﬂowers are plentiful whereas on other days there are no ﬂowers. This is because when ﬂower buds reach 12 mm in length, their growth abruptly slows down and this allows younger buds to catch up. An unusually cool day accelerates their development and 7 days later the orchid ﬂowers gregariously.
Mr. Burkill reported that in Malacca, a decoction of the roots was consumed for rheumatism. In Peninsular Malaysia, ﬂower stalks was chewed for treating asthma. In Sarawak, it was used to treat body aches
Chinese Name: Dabaoshidou Lan (large bud stone bean orchid)
Dense dark purple flower look like catkin. In China, it ﬂowers from October to January, in October to January in Bhutan and November in Nepal. It is obtained from Sichuan and Yunnan.
Entire plant is used to treat painful joints and numbness.
Cymbidium aloifolium (L.) Sw. Syn. Cymbidium pendulum (Roxb) Sw.
Chinese name: Wenban Lan (stripe petal orchid), Yingyediao Lan (stiff leaf hanging Cymbid- ium), Chuihuadiao Lan (pendulant ﬂower Cymbidium), Diao Lan (hanging Cymbidium), Dabi Lan (lean-on-the-wall Cymbidium)
Chinese medicinal name: Yingyediao Lan (stiff leaf hanging Cymbidium)
Thai name: Ka Re Ka Ron
Vietnamese Name: Kim bien
Laotian names: Lung khao, Huan so pet, Kin loum, Khi mot top
Indian name: Supurn in Orissa State, boat orchid;
panaipulluruvi (Valaiyans in Tamil Nadu) Myanmar name: Thit tet lin nay
Nepalese name: Harjor in Tharu English name: boat orchid
Phytochemistry: C. aloifolium contains several phenanthrenes: aloifol I and II, coelonin and 6-methoxycoelonin, cymbinodin A, cymbinodin B a polyoxygenated phenanthrene derivative designated pendulin, and a 3,7-dihydroxy-2,4,8-trimethoxyphe-nanthrene named denthyrsinin.
Herbal Usage: Leaves have anti-inﬂammatory and analgesic effects. In Indian traditional medicine, juice is extracted from the whole plant by pounding it with ginger and a small amount of water is used to induce vomiting and diarrhoea, or to cure chronic illness, weakness of the eyes, vertigo and paralysis .
Tribes Konda of East Godavari district used the roots for treating cracks on the feet. Tribal Koyas of Khammam district used a similar preparation for setting fractures. Tribal residents at Kudremukh National Park in Karnataka use the mucilage extracted from the orchid leaves to stop bleeding from leech bites.
Cymbidium wilsonii (Rolfe ex De Cock) Rolfe
Chinese names: Duanyechutou Lan (short leaf tiger head orchid), Diannanhutou Lan
The lip becomes purplish-red after pollination. Flowering season is February to April.
Herbal Usage: Herb is collected from Yunnan. Roots used to treat weak lungs, coughs, bronchitis, tonsillitis and body ache. Cymbidiums have been cultivated as house plants in the Far East for more than 2000 years. Ten aromatic glycosides were isolated from fresh ﬂowers of the hybrid Cymbidium Great Flower ‘Marie Laurencin’, and two of these were new discoveries, namely marylaurensinosides D and E . An interesting group of compounds in Cymbidium are the lectins, a new class of antivirals which bind to N-linked oligosaccharide elements of enveloped viruses. Test tube experiments showed that mannose-speciﬁc lectins from a Cymbidium hybrid and Epipactis helleborine prevent human immunodeﬁciency (AIDS) viruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) from reproducing themselves.
Other scent notes
Classic rose petals, frankincense, myrrh, cashmere woods, sandalwood and powder