Leopard Orchid - the love charm - the Awesome World of Things
The plant, Ansellia africana, was named after John Ansell, an assistant botanist on an expedition to the Niger River. In South Africa we have only the one species which I have in my garden.
The Leopard Orchid is used as a love charm, as an antidote for bad dreams and at homesteads to ward off lightning.
Find out more about this orchid over at LinkedIn here.