ACAMPE PAPILLOSA Lindl.

Saccolabium papillosum Lindl.
Family: Orchidaceae

Bengali/vernacular name: Mar.

Description of the plant:
An epiphytic herb; stems stout, erect, clustered, bearing many nearly horizontal, coriaceous, curved leaves. Flowers yellow, in leaf-opposed, subcorymbose 4-8 flowered racemes.

Using information:
Root is tonic; considered specific for rheumatism, sciatica and neuralgia. It is also considered beneficial in secondary syphilis and uterine diseases and is said to possess cooling properties.


Acampe Papillosa
ACAMPE PAPILLOSA Lindl.


Chemical constituents:
Plant contains alkaloid and bitter resin (Chopra et al., 1992).

Distribution:
Forests of Chittagong and Sundarban.


Acampe Papillosa
ACAMPE PAPILLOSA Lindl.