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Useful Tropical Plants

Geodorum densiflorum

(Lam.) Schltr.

Orchidaceae

+ Synonyms

Arethusa glutinosa Blanco

Cistella cernua (Willd.) Blume

Cymbidium pictum R.Br.

Dendrobium haenkeanum Steud.

Dendrobium nutans C.Presl

Geodorum candidum (Roxb.) Lindl.

Geodorum formosanum Rolfe ex Hemsl.

Geodorum fucatum Lindl.

Geodorum neocaledonicum Kraenzl.

Geodorum nutans (C.Presl) Ames

Geodorum pacificum Rolfe

Geodorum pictum (R.Br.) Lindl.

Geodorum rariflorum Lindl.

Geodorum semicristatum Lindl.

Geodorum tricarinatum Schltr.

Limodorum candidum Roxb.

Limodorum densiflorum Lam.

Malaxis cernua Willd.

Ortmannia cernua (Willd.) Opiz

Otandra cernua (Willd.) Salisb.

Tropidia grandis Hance

Common Name:

Geodorum densiflorum
Flowering plant
Photograph by: Vinayaraj
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General Information

Geodorum densiflorum is a perennial orchid sending out shoots 20 - 30cm long, occasionally to 50cm long, from a much abbreviated rhizome[
49
Title
Shrubs for the Milder Counties.
Publication
 
Author
Arnold-Forster.
Publisher
 
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
Trees and shrubs that grow well in Cornwall and other mild areas of Britain. Fairly good, a standard reference book.
]. The plant has pseudobulbs that are almost entirely below ground, 13 - 26mm in diameter[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for use as an adhesive - this has been used commercially in the past.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, the Pacific.

Habitat

Dense forest, thickets, and clearings, on grassy slopes, and in pockets of soil on limestone at elevations from near sea level to 450 metres in Fiji[
490
Title
Flora Vitiensis Nova
Publication
 
Author
Smith. A.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden; Hawaii
Year
1979
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive flora of Fiji, often showing plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The tuberous base is regarded as emollient when utilized as a poultice[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

A glue-like substance is obtained from the tuberous roots[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. A very strong glue with great tenacity[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is used for cementing parts of musical instruments such as guitars and mandolins[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].
The glue is prepared in different ways. The simplest method is to simply split the rhizomes and then rub the pulp on the surfaces to be glued[
579
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Sciences; Manila.
Year
1919
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a range of interesting articles. It can be downlloaded from the Internet.
]. Alternatively, when the rhizomes are first cooked and then finely grated, they are said to have great tenacity[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
,
579
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Sciences; Manila.
Year
1919
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a range of interesting articles. It can be downlloaded from the Internet.
]. The water extraction of the plant gives a gum which is separated by precipitation with alcohol. This gum has exceptional strength and lasting power[
579
Title
The Philippine Journal of Science. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Bureau of Sciences; Manila.
Year
1919
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a range of interesting articles. It can be downlloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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