Vanilla atropogon Schuit., Aver. & Rybková 2013

Photo by © Romana Rybková.

Common Name The Dark Bearded Vanilla

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in southern Vietnam at elevations around 250 meters as a giant sized, hot growing lithophyte or epiphyte with a creeping or climbing, branching vine with a fleshy, stem carrying narrowly ovate-ellipitc, acuminate, carnose, with incurved margins, shortly petiolate base leaves with the terminal leaf at the base of the inflorescence much smaller that blooms in the winter on a terminal, subsessile, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, rachis slightly flexuous, successively single, 10 to 23 flowered inflorescence with oblong, acute, slightly cucullate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying spirally arranged, foul smelling flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchideen Journal Vol 1 No 1 2013