Vanilla decaryana H.Perrier 1934

Inflorescence Photo by DuPuy and Mobot Madagascar Photo List

Full shade Hot Warm SpringTHROUGH EARLYSummer

Common Name Decary's Vanilla [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in northwestern and southern Madagascar in dry deciduous scrub at elevations up to 700 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a brownish green, warty stem that blooms in the spring through early summer on a 20 to 40 successively flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1039/81 drawing ok; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009