We have the most beautiful orchids growing wild in the bush on our farm. They are indigenous and I have only ever seen them in a species of trees called "Mopane trees" The Mopane is also a very interesting tree as it is home to the Mopane caterpillar,which is a highly sought after delicacy of the native African people. They are extremely high in protein. The caterpillars make their short lived appearance around December.
Animal feed companies in the area also use the leaves of the Mopane trees in their game and other feeds as animals just love the taste.