Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam.
In the 17th centuary, traders of the wildly successful Dutch East India Company (VOC) brought back a single specimen of Coffea arabica. Coffee and the Europeans have relied on each other ever since. To take coffee to the USA, however, a Norse siren and a Moby Dick character were needed. But that’s a story for another time.
But I didn’t know all that when I visited, so I here are other pictures:
ENORMOUS cycad. There is a specimen there that is over 300 years old. Maybe this is it?
One very, very naughty tree.