Vanilla bahiana Hoehne 1950 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Xanata

Side View of Flower

Lip Detail


Photos by A. V. Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. and His 'Orchids of the Restinga area of Bahia, Brazil', Website

Common Name The Bahia Vanilla

Flower Size

Found in Bahia Brazil

"A xerophytic inhabitant of the coastal caatinga (or restinga), often with big flowers superficially resembling those of V. pompona, with the midlobe of the lip very short. Its closest relative seems to be V. phaeantha. Like V. phaeantha, the leaves are usually much shorter than the internodes. Some specimens listed as syntypes of V. gardneri actually belong to V. bahiana." Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010