CYMBIDIUM ALOIFOLIUM (L.) Sw.

Family: Orchidaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Tosabak.

Description of the Plant

An epiphyte with short pseudostem. Leaves 30-45 cm long, linear-oblong, curved, obtuse, fleshy, notched at the apex. Flowers yellowish red, in many flowered drooping long racemes, 23-38 cm long; petals as long as the sepals, oblanceolate-ovate; lip purplish, as long as the sepals, oblong, 3-lobed. Capsules 5-6.3 cm long, elliptic, ribbed.

Actions and Uses

It furnishes salep. Seeds are used for the treatment of cut injury and lesion.

CYMBIDIUM ALOIFOLIUM (L.) Sw.
CYMBIDIUM ALOIFOLIUM (L.) Sw.

Distribution

Chittagong, Dhaka.


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