Vanilla abundiflora J.J.Sm. 1920 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Tethya

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Many Flowered Vanilla

Flower Size

Found in Kalimantan, Sarawak and Timur Borneo in lowland swamp forests as a hot to warm growing vine.

Similar to V. kinabaluensis because of its long inflorescences with more than 100 successive flowers and large leaves, but V. abundiflora has smaller flowers, and the apical hairs of the lip are less conspicuous.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010