Eating orchids in Zambia

Himalayan Orchid Exports (U.C.Pradhan)
Sat, 05 May 2007 23:00:02 PDT
Dear Pieter,

Can you please e-mail me the article on Zambians addiction for orchid 
tubers. My passion is orchids and I currently chair the Indian Subcontinent 
Regional Orchid Specialist Group for the IUCN/SSC. Many of our orchid 
species are also over used in drugs and other ayurvedic preparations. While 
orchids are my passion we love the Amaryllids and that is how I come to 
join the group. Scadoxus multiflorus is grown in our area in large numbers 
from the introductions that my grandparents made way back in early 1900's.

I am thoroughly enjoying the postings. I would love to receive any news on 
Worlseya rayneri and look for seeds of all South African Amaryllids.

Warm regards from the Himalayas.


Udai C. Pradhan
Abhijit Villa
P.O. Box No.4
Kalimpong 734301
Dist. Darjeeling
West bengal, India

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