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Named in honour of Louis Blet, botanist and apothecary at the Spanish court in 1794.
wikipedia December 2013

Other use

Bletilla striata is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Haemostatic, astringent, emollient, antiphlogistic, reduces swelling, promotes healing, "tonifies lung-energy" and it TREATS: spitting/vomiting blood, nosebleeds, stomach bleeding, tuberculosis, broken bones, burns, abscesses, Inflammation, acne, cracked skin. It is often mixed with powdered amethyst.
Oakeley notes: May 2014

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China
  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Japan

Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Rchb. f.

Genus: Bletilla
Species: striata (Thunb.) Rchb. f.
Common names: Chinese Ground Orchid
Distribution summary: China, Japan
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: cool slopes in foothills, grassland and woodland margin
Garden status: Not currently grown

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