Vanilla espondae Soto Arenas 2010 Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Esponda's Vanilla [Mexican Administrative assistant to Hagsater Current]

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in northern Colombia near the Rio Magdalena at low elevations as a large sized, hot growing hemi-epiphytic vine with an apparently thin, terete, smooth, olive green stem carrying many, oblanceolate, abruptly acuminate, incurved apically, obtuse, the basal margin revolute, coriaceous-fleshy, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms on an axillary, short peduculate, rachis congested, to 11 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9(3): 281 Dressler 2010 Drawing /photo fide