Indonesian orchids and medicine

This video says about itself:

18 June 2015

Black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata) is the mascot flower of East Kalimantan Province (Indonesia).

Translated from the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden, the Netherlands:

Phylogenetic study of orchids (Coelogyne) from Indonesia

Right now there is in the Hortus Botanicus a PhD study of orchids from Indonesia. Richa Kusuma Wati MSc aims to bring clarity about the still unresolved evolutionary biology of a group of orchids. This orchids group is one of the largest flowering plant families and is best known for its decorative value. Most species have been investigated traditionally because of their beautiful flowers, but the medical values ​​have not been studied at all.

The aim of this PhD research, funded by the LPDP (Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education) is to investigate the genus Glomera and their relatives. The group is the least known group within the Coelogyninae. Richa will first map out orchid species in which she will look at the evolutionary relatedness among species. She will use for this technology on DNA bar coding and molecular phylogenetics. Finally, she will look at the biochemistry so she will be able to map species, useful for Indonesian medicine.

December 1, 2015

2 thoughts on “Indonesian orchids and medicine

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