Family • Orchidaceae - Dendrobium nutans (Presl) Ames - NODDING SWAMP ORCHID - Di bao lan
|Arethusa glutinosa Blanco|
|Dendrobium haenkeanum Steud.|
|Dendrobium nutans (Presl) Ames|
|Geodorum densiflorum (Lam.) Schltr.|
|Geodorum semicristatum Lindl.|
|Geodorum nutans Presl|
|Cebollas del monte (Span.)|
|Lubi-lubi (P. Bis.)|
|Di bao lan (Chin.)|
Other vernacular names
|JAPANESE: Tosaka meoto-ran.|
Kula is a terrestrial orchid reaching a height of 70 centimeters, with slightly fleshy underground roots. Leaves are from 2 to 4, large and variable in size, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, up to 35 centimeters long and centimeters wide, plicate, with a pointed tip. Scapes are 20 to 50 centimeters high, leafless, growing from the base of the leaf shoot. Racemes are nodding, 3 centimeters long when in flower and longer when in fruit. Flowers are pale-pink to purplish, about 1 centimeter long and numerous. Lip is retuse or bilobed at the apex. Capsule is nodding, about 3.5 centimeters long.
– At sea level up to 300-meters altitude, especially in thickets and open places.
– Occurs in Borneo, Taiwan, and Hongkong.
Rhizomes reported to contain about 14% of a water-soluble adhesive.
– Liniment made from the bulb and rice water used in phlegmatic tumors and abscesses.
– In poultice form, used as emollient.
– Glue: Tuberous roots contain a mucilage which is used as glue, used in cementing together parts of mandolins, guitars and other musical instruments.
• No studies found.