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Native Singaporean Orchid notes: Masdevallia Mejiana
Masdevallia Mejiana - Used in Woody 4 (Men) for Team building Perfume workshop
This species is a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, tufted, epiphyte with generally erect leaves
Pleurothallis pterophora has been called the lily of the valley orchid because its numerous spikes of white bell-like flowers and sweet scent are reminiscent of that plant. The strong floral bouquet of this pretty pleurothallis is easily detected when the plant is in full flower.
The scent is lily-of-valley with a tinge of spice.
Therapeutic Orchid notes:
Hemipiliopsis purpureopunctata (K.Y. Lang) Y.B. Luo & S.C. Chen Syn. Habenaria purpureopunctata K.Y.
Flowering season is June to July. It occurs in broad-leaved evergreen forest, alpine oak forest, grassy slopes and sandy river banks in southeast Xizang and northeast India.
Herbal Usage: In China, the herb is used to relax tense muscles. The entire plant is used.
Chinese name: Fushengshidou Lan (conceal life stone bean orchid); Baihuashidou Lan; Shidou Lan
Chinese medicinal name: Shilianzi
It enriches yin, and helps in clearing phlegm. It also improves appetite, helps digestion, relieves dry throat. Several phenanthrenes have been isolated including coelonin, ﬂavanthrin, confusarin, gynopusinblestriarene A (ﬂavanthrin), cirrhope- talanthrin, reptanthrin and isoreptanthrin.
Habenaria pectinata D. Don
Chinese name: Jianyeyufeng Hua
Indian name: Safed musli
Plants are terrestrial. Flowering season is August. The species occurs in forests around 1800 m in temperate northeast India, Nepal and Yunnan. It was observed to inhabit shady banks on the edges of temperate forests at 2000–3000 m in Indian Himalayas.
Herbal Usage: The leaves are crushed and used to treat snake bites in India. Mixed with condiments, the tubers provide an herbal remedy for arthritis. Its usage in China is different. Here, the whole plant is used to treat coughs arising from weakness, nephritis and pain at the waist.
Taprobanea spathulata (L.) Christenson. Syn. Vanda spathulata (L.) Spreng
Indian name: Ponnamponmaraiva in the Malaya- lam dialect
Herbal Usage: It is used to treat diseases involving the nerves, rheumatism and scorpion stings. Juice from the plant are used “to temper bile and abate frenzy”. Powder prepared from dried ﬂowers were used to treat asthma and mania. Crushed leaves and stems are made into an ointment for treating various skin lesions. It is one of the “Indigenous Drugs of India”
Agrostophyllum stipulatum ssp. bicuspidatum .
Chinese name: Heye Lan
The generic name comes from Greek, agrostis (grass) and phyllon (leaf). Flowers are small and self- pollinating and are considered mythical. The Kalabit in Sarawak wear parts of the orchid as talismans to protect against curses. Talismans and charms are very much a part of native Asian medicine.
They do not make sense to most medicine practitioners hence we have listed several medicinal chemicals which have been extracted from this or subspecies. This includes-
· Terpenoids and derivatives isolated from an Indian species.
· Several bio-active compounds (three stilbenoids and several dimeric phenanthrenes) have been isolated from two Indian species
· Naturally occurring phenanthropyran derivative, agostrophyllin, two stilbenoids (agrostophyllol and isoagrostophyllol) and two diasteromeric 9,10-dihydrophenanthropyran derivatives and two terpenoids (agrostophyllinol and agrostophylline)
From a medicinal perspective, stilbenoids, phenanthrenes, alkaloids etc are very important because they possess antimicrobial, antihelminthic, spasmolytic, anti-inﬂammatory, antiprotozoal and antiplatelet properties. They are also are cytotoxic against some human cancer cell and acan protect tissues against toxic damage.
Like mentioned above, Salep is made from few types of Anacamptis. This is harvested in Turkey (and Iran) for use as salep . Best grades of salep should have a mucin content greater than 40 % and an ash content which is lower than 5 %. This orchid has mucin content of 44.72 % and an ash content of 1.72 %, which makes it one of the top 5 choices to make Salep.
It produces two phytoalexins, orchinol and p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol and hence is used in skin whitening. It also exhibits antioxidant and scavenging capacities in vitro.
Other scent notes
Water notes, spices, amber, fresh woods, pepper, and mahogany