Bartholina ('spider orchids'), two species in the Western Cape, ranging into the Eastern, Western and Northern Cape; prominent is the deeply dissected, spider-like lip. Bartholina is an orchid genus native to South Africa and Namibia. It is a member of the Fynbos plant kingdom.
There’s one fruit that’s not eaten for its own enjoyment, but to better enjoy the flavors of others. It’s known as the Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum), or in West Africa where it originates: Agbayun, Taami, Asaa, or Ledidi. French explorer Chevalier des Marchais gave the first account of this curious fruit in 1725, reporting that West African natives would chew a small berry before meals in order to enhance the taste of their food.
Franschhoek: a little piece of France nestled between the mountains of South Africa
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