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Useful Tropical Plants

Rhynchostylis retusa

(L.) Blume

Orchidaceae

+ Synonyms

Aerides guttata (Lindl.) Roxb.

Aerides praemorsa Willd.

Aerides retusa (L.) Sw.

Aerides spicata D.Don

Aerides undulata Sm.

Epidendrum hippium Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

Epidendrum indicum Poir.

Epidendrum retusum L.

Gastrochilus blumei (Lindl.) Kuntze

Gastrochilus retusus (L.) Kuntze

Gastrochilus rheedei (Wight) Kuntze

Gastrochilus spicatus (D.Don) Kuntze

Limodorum retusum (L.) Sw.

Orchis lanigera Blanco

Rhynchostylis albiflora I.Barua & Bora

Rhynchostylis garwalica (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

Rhynchostylis guttata (Lindl.) Rchb.f.

Rhynchostylis praemorsa (Willd.) Blume

Saccolabium blumei Lindl.

Saccolabium furcatum B.S.Williams

Saccolabium garwalicum Lindl.

Saccolabium macrostachyum Lindl.

Saccolabium praemorsum (Willd.) Lindl.

Saccolabium retusum (L.) Voigt

Saccolabium rheedei Wight

Saccolabium spicatum (D.Don) Lindl.

Sarcanthus guttatus Lindl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Rhynchostylis retusa is a perennial, epiphytic orchid with a stout, creeping stem
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental.

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 (Guizhou, Yunnan), India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

Habitat

Epiphytic on tree trunks in open forests or at forest margins; at elevations from 300 - 1,500 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details



An epiphyte on Prunus species in Nepal[
1750
Title
Orchid diversity in two community forests of Makawanpur District, central Nepal
Publication
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 October 2018 | 10(11): 12523-12530
Author
Bijaya Pant et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3516.10.11.12523-12530
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0974-7893
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The juice of the roots is applied to cuts and wounds[
272
Title
Plants and People of Nepal
Publication
 
Author
Manandhar. N. P.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
2002
ISBN
0-88192-527-6
Description
Excellent book, covering over 1,500 species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
,
1750
Title
Orchid diversity in two community forests of Makawanpur District, central Nepal
Publication
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 October 2018 | 10(11): 12523-12530
Author
Bijaya Pant et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3516.10.11.12523-12530
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0974-7893
Description
 
].

The leaves are used to treat rheumatsm[
1750
Title
Orchid diversity in two community forests of Makawanpur District, central Nepal
Publication
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 October 2018 | 10(11): 12523-12530
Author
Bijaya Pant et al
Website
https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3516.10.11.12523-12530
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
0974-7893
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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