Hominin, tubers and corms

piaba piabinha@yahoo.com
Sat, 05 May 2007 18:03:35 PDT
hi pieter,

are these Disa?

--- Aqua Flora <aquaflorasa@telkomsa.net> wrote:
> On a more alarming note, vast quantities is
> terrestrial orchid bulbs are
> being consumed annually in Zambia and Tanzania.
> Included an excerpt from an
> article which appeared in the June 2006 issue of
> Africa Geographic.
> "Wild orchids are objects of desire for their exotic
> beauty, their colours
> and their fascinating structure. Many Zambians,
> however, covet orchid
> tubers, which are cooked into a nutritious, cheap
> dish called chikanda.
> Aisling Irwin explores what has become a national
> obsession and finds that
> these striking plants are being eaten into
> extinction."

tsuh yang

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