Vanilla humblotii Rchb.f. 1885 Photo by Marc Herremans Biodiversity Comoros Website

Drawing Drawing in Curtis's botanical magazine vol. 131 tab. 7996

Full shade HotSummerfall

Common Name Humblot's Vanilla [French Botanist and Collector in Madagascar 1800's]

Flower Size 5.5" [13.75 cm]

Found in the Comoro Islands and northern Madagascar around rocks in low elevation vegetation at elevations of sea level to 200 meters as a large sized, hot growing leafless epiphyte with an elongate stem that blooms in the summer and fall on terminal, few flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/85; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007