Vanilla bicolor Lindl.1838 Photos by Dam, Householder and Lubinsky and Vanilla bicolor Lindl. (Orchidaceae) from the Peruvian Amazon: auto-fertilization in Vanilla and notes on floral phenology website

Common Name The Two Colored Vanilla

Flower Size with flower fully open 2.8" [with flower fully open 7 cm]

Found in Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Windward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Fr Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil climbing over trees at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a giant sized, warm growing, climbing epiphyte with an erect, slender, wiry stem with shorter than the internodes, papery, ovate, subcordate to cordate, acuminate, short-petiolate base leves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, successively to 5 or more flowered inflorescence and carrying sessile, often cleistogamous flowers

Synonyms Vanilla claviculata Lindl. 1858; Vanilla gratiosa Griseb. 1866; Vanilla lutea C.Wright ex Griseb. 1866; Vanilla wrightii Rchb.f. 1865;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as V wrightii drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as V wrightii drawing ok; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;