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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Phalaenopsis Cornu-Cervi
Phalaenopsis Cornu-Cervi - Used in Woody 2 (Women) for Team building Perfume workshop
This is one of the orchids selected by MAS to be printed on their $5 silver coin.
Each rachis has 7 - 12 flowers which are arranged in two rows, fragrant and long lasting. There are several colour forms that occur in nature. They range from dark cinnamon-red (either banded or blotched), to yellow and pale green.
The flowers of these species are star-shaped and they are long-lasting, with colours ranging from dark cinnamon-red to yellow and pale green. The smell itself has spicy cinnamon notes to it.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Coelogyne stricta (D. Don) Schltr. Syn Coelogyne elata Lindl.
Indian name: Harjojan
Phytochemistry: A 9,10- dihydrophenanthropyrone
and a 9,10- dihydrophenanthrene named coelonin was obtained from this orchid. The phytoalexins exhibit bacterostatic and fungistatic activities.
Usage: In northeast India, it is used to promote healing of bones and is applied externally to fractured limbs. Poultice made with pseudobulbs is applied to relieve headache and fever in Nepal .
Dactylorhiza salina (Turez exLindl.) Soo
Mongolian name: Martsnii tsakhiram
Tibetan name: Ban lag
In Mongolia, it is found in damp, swampy alkaline meadows in almost all natural zones.
Herbal usage: Root tubers are reported as sweet and astringent. They are used to treat oedema and inﬂammation, to give strength and enhance life. There is a special demand for this orchid in Mongolia and it is an ingredient in several traditional Mongolian prescriptions.
Dienia ophrydis (J. Koenig) Seidenf. syn. Malaxis latifolia Sm., Anaphora lipaarioides Gagnep.
Chinese names: Kuoyezhao Lan (broad-leaf mud orchid) Huazhu Lan (pillar ﬂower orchid), Guangyeruanye Lan (ﬂoral pillar orchid), Xiaozhu Lan (small pillar orchid), Guangyexiaozhu Lan (tiny ﬂower, small pillar orchid), Suihuaxiaozhu Lan (broad-leaved, small pillar orchid), Ruanyezhao Lan (soft- leaved mud or terrestrial orchid)
Laotian names: Louang Prabang : Van dong.
Vientiane: Van nam
The shade-loving terrestrial orchid ﬂowers from May to June in Taiwan, August to December in most parts of the continent, but May to June in Assam, India.
Usage: It is a common herb in Taiwan. In Taiwan, the entire plant is used as an antipyretic, diuretic, detoxicant and to reduce swelling. Tubers are used to make a paste for application to burns in Vientianne, Laos.
Goodyera procera (Ker-Gawl.) Hook.
Chinese names: Tushagen (convex yarn root), Gaobanyelan (tall etched leaf orchid) Zhengxijiao (middle brook abaca/leaf), Zhengxi Lan (middle brook orchid)
Chinese medicinal name: Shifengdan (stone wind pellet), Lanhuacao (orchid ﬂower herb)
Taiwanese names: Peng Sha Gen (borax root), Zheng Xi Jiao (straight stream leaf), Sui Hua
Ban Ye Lan (spiking etched leaf orchid)
It is an endangered species in India, but is widely distributed in Nepal, Bhutan, China and Hong Kong.
Usage: It “dispels wind, eliminates dampness, nourishes blood, relaxes muscles and tendons, removes numbness, and promotes recovery from hemiplegia”. The entire plant relieves rheumatism, relaxes the muscles, enlivens the blood, smooth the lungs, suppresses coughs and stops bleeding. It is used to treat tuberculosis, weak kidneys, backache, jaundice, asthma and traumatic injuries.
Goodyera repens (L) R.Br.
Chinese names: Nantoubanye Lan (Pocket-sized, etched/reticulated leaf orchid), Xiuzhenbanye Lan (Pocket-sized etched leaf orchid);
Xiaobanye Lan (Small speckled leaf orchid);
Huasheyizhijian (Floral snake single arrow.) North American Names: Dwarf rattlesnake plantain; Lesser rattlesnake plantain
Pakistani common name: Creeping Ladies Tresses
This is a small terrestrial herb with a tall, slim erect stem. It is distributed throughout the north- ern hemisphere from Scandinavia across Russia and China to Canada and northern USA. It grows in shady, leaf-strewn, humus-rich, moist ground in coniferous and deciduous forests or ravines and hill slopes.
The life history of the orchid is very interesting. Seed released in autumn stay dormant until spring, after which they germinate. During summer, the seedlings reach 1 mm in diameter but they acquire no roots or leaves until the next summer, their fourth growing season. Individual plants may take up to 8 years to ﬂower, after which the stem dies down, leaving a cluster of axillary shoots which then form a colony.
Phytochemistry: A small amount of alkaloid is present. It also produces loroglossin.
Herbal Usage: In Chinese herbal medicine, the whole plant is used to nourish the lungs and kidneys and to relieve pain. It is used to treat fever, weepy sores, tuberculosis, coughs, weak lungs, weak kidneys, asthma, dizziness, backache, nocturnal emission, impotence and snake bites.
In India, this is used to treat illnesses of women, stomach and bladder diseases. The chewed leaves are applied to reptile bites. The mashed leaves are used to prevent infant rash. It is also used as salep.
Pleione bulbocodioides (Franch.) Rolfe
Chinese names: Taiwanyiye Lan (Taiwan single leaf orchid), Yiye Lan (one leaf orchid), Dusuan Lan (single bulb orchid), Bingqiuzi (iceball)
Japanese name: Sanjiko (This name also applies to Cremastra appendiculata)
Vietnamese names: Som tu co, Mao tu co
In Greek mythology, Pleione is the mother of the Pleiades, the small cluster of stars in the northern sky known in the East as the Seven Sisters. The genus was given by Mr. David Don who wanted the name ro indicate characteristic clustering of pseudobulbs. It is a fairly popular orchid among collectors in the USA and Europe.
Herbal Usage: China supplies Vietnam with the pseudobulbs which are used in that country to combat food poisoning and intoxication. It is also used on boils, and snake and insect bites . It clears phlegm, is antipyretic and detoxiﬁes. The whole plant is used for treatment of wet sores, sore throat and rabies. It was regarded as a counter-poison and was used for snake bites in China. Pseudobulbs were used in treatment of tuberculosis and asthma.
Phytochemistry: Some compounds isolated from the pseudobulbs possess strong anti-inﬂammatory activity. Amentoﬂavone present in the herb, is a potent, caffeine-like ca2+ releaser. It inhibits COX-2 expression, is anti-inﬂammatory and it has an effect on the brain similar to that of benzadiazepine. Amentoﬂavone has signiﬁcant antiviral activity against inﬂuenza A and B viruses and moderate antiHsV 1 and antiHSV- 2 activities. It causes apoptosis in B16F-10 melanoma cells. Amentoﬂavone inhibits angio- genesis and induces apoptosis in melanoma and human breast cancer cells, thus opening up a new range of angiogenesis compounds. Amentoﬂavone also inhibits angiogenesis of endothelial cells and stimulates apoptosis in hyperplastic scar ﬁbroblasts. Amentoﬂavone inhibits UVB-induced matrix metalloproteinase-1 expression of normal human skin ﬁbroblasts. It could be possibly suppress skin photo-aging.
4 new pyrrolidone-substituted bibenzyls, dusuanlansins A–D, which contain nitrogen were isolated together with 19 other known compounds from the pseudobulbs. Several of the known compounds exhibited strong anti-inﬂammatory activity.
Other scent notes
Woody Orchid bark, Tonka Bean, Amber