Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh
Medicinal Plants Database of Bangladesh includes the authentic Taxonomic Information, Vernacular/Bangla Name, Tribal and English Name, Family, Description and Photograph of the Plants, Chemical Constituents, Uses and Distribution of the species in Bangladesh. MPBD also contain dictionary of Botanical and Pharmacological terms.
Bengali/Vernacular Name: Tosabak.
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.
It furnishes salep. Seeds are used for the treatment of cut injury and lesion.