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Useful Tropical Plants

Nervilia fordii

(Hance) Schltr.

Orchidaceae

+ Synonyms

Nervilia mekongensis S.W.Gale, Schuit. & Suddee

Pogonia fordii Hance

Common Name:

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General Information

Nervilia fordii is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a fleshy,globose tuber 10 - 15mm in diameter. The plant produces a single flowering stem 13 - 30cm tall, followed by a single, heart-shaped leaf around 5cm x 6cm. The tuber produces 1 to several lateral, subterranean runners during the leafing period, each runner producing new tubers at their apex[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam

Habitat

Shaded damp places in forests; at elevations from 200 - 1,000 metres[
26
Title
Comfrey Report.
Publication
 
Author
Hills. L.
Publisher
Henry Doubleday Research Ass.
Year
 
ISBN
 
Description
A small booklet giving a fairly comprehensive guide to the uses of comfrey.
]. Wet places in mountainous regions[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitBulb
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction or infusion of the leaves is used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, cough and furunculosis. The leaves may also be used as a depurative[283[:
A poultice of the pounded leaves is used as a remedy for impetigo, furunculosis and painful inflammations[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].

The leaves, harvested in autumn. are washed. then dried at low temperature. During drying, the leaves are lightly rumpled 2ยท3 times a day. They can be steamed before drying[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
]

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division of the tubers.
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