Submitted by marwati on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 02:36.
Dove orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum Swartz) is not known by many people. The orchid only blossoms for once. It has the potential as anticancer candidate. Thus was the research conducted by a team from Biology Faculty of UGM, consisting of Ardaning Nuriliani, Nastiti Wijayanti, Atiek Kusmiyati, Yekti Asih Purwestri and Riski Topriyani.
According to Ardaning Nuriliani, M.Kes., research on dendrobium genus has been done in China, Japan and Africa for drug production. Dendrobium is believed to have anticancer and antitumor potential.