Vanilla costaricensis Soto Arenas 2010 Drawing by Molina and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Costa Rican Vanilla

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in lowland rainforests at elevations around 200 meters as a hot growing climbing terrestrial vine with a keeled stem carrying elliptic, abruptly mucronate, green, membraneous, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid winter on a 11.2 to 12.8" [28-32 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, elliptic, acute acuminate, obtuse rounded below into the subpetiolate base bracts. .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9(3): 297-300, f. 3. Soto Arenas 2010 Drawing fide;