Pseudovanilla vanilloides (Schltr.) Garay 1986 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Vanilla-Like Pseudovanilla

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing, scandent terrestrial with terete, glabrous, leafless stem with broadly ovate, obtusely acuminate sheaths that blooms in the spring on a paniculate, branched, each branch densely 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence with minute, deltoid, glabrous floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are white with a pink veined lip and turn pale yellow with time.

Schlechter also states that this species is very similar to P foliata but can be separated by this ones broader petals and shorter lip-keel.

Synonyms *Galeola vanilloides Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Galeola vanilloides Drawing fide;

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