Vanilla angustipetala Schltr. 1922 SUBGENUS Vanilla

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Common Name The Narrow Petal Vanilla

Flower Size .64 to .75" [1.6 to 1.8 cm]

Found in southeastern and southern Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina with relatively thin, sinuous branches carrying elliptic, membraneous, acute, attenuate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a successively single, few flowered inflorescence and carries one of the smallest flowers of the genus.

"We have examinated the type of V. angustipetala and it matches well the published drawings of V. rojasiana. This species seems to be close to V. parvifolia, based on Rodrigues’s original plate, which has broader, shorter petals, a more definitively 3-lobed lip, and it lacks the papillae on the disc of the lip, and to V. verrucosa, and perhaps not specifically different from them." Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010

Synonyms Vanilla rojasiana Hoehne 1941; Vanilla verrucosa Hauman 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fascile 8 [Vol VII II 13-43] Hoehne 1945 Drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010 as V verrucosa