Bletilla ochracea

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Chinese ground orchid
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
Genus: Bletilla
Species: B. ochracea
Binomial name
Bletilla ochracea
Schltr. (1913)

Jimensia ochracea (Schltr.) Garay & R.E. Schult. (1958)

Bletilla ochracea, commonly known as Chinese butterfly orchid, is a species of orchid native to Vietnam and China (Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan).[1][2]

Medicinal uses[edit]

Bletilla ochracea is cultivated in parts of Africa, where it has been used by healers as a purported cure for the vampirism disease.[citation needed]


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