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Anacamptis pyramidalis (Pyramidal Orchid)


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Anacamptis pyramidalis (Pyramidal Orchid) (Anacamptis pyramidalis (Pyramidal Orchid))

The root cooked is a source of 'salep', a fine white to yellowish-white powder that is obtained by drying the tuber and grinding it into a powder. Salep is a starch-like substance with a sweetish taste and a faint somewhat unpleasant smell. It is said to be very nutritious and is made into a drink or can be added to cereals and used in making bread etc. One ounce of salep is said to be enough to sustain a person for a day.
It is also used medicinally in diets for children and convalescents.

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Pretty plant as well :)

9 May, 2009


Thanks for the extra info.
Makes the photo more interesting..

9 May, 2009

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