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Acampe orchid

Scientific name of Acampe orchid: Acampe praemorsa

Name of Acampe orchid in different languages:-

English: Banded Button Orchid, Brittle orchid

Sanskrit: Gandhanakuli, Rasna

Malayalam: Thaalimaravaazha-താലി മരവാഴ 

Tamil: உப்புத்தாளி -Upputhali

Plant description:

Acampe orchid is a stout,  grow 20 to 50 cm high, it is a type of wild orchid found throughout Kerala, in moist deciduous forests,  plains and Western ghat areas, it grows as  a parasite on trees, rocks etc,  like any other orchids, a monocot, the stems are woody, up to 50 cm long. The leaves are pale green, fleshy, up to 20 cm. long, oppositely arranged, flowers found in the leaf axils, commonly found in clusters of pale yellowish, fleshy, 2 cm across and sweetly scented, flowering and fruiting period is March to April.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 Elongated  Margin_Entire  Venation-Parallel

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

Used as an anti-typhoid, treatment of rheumatism.

How to used as medicine:

Paste of leaves can be applied to cure fractures

One of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicine like:-

Jadamayadi Choornam

Mashabaladi Kashaya

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