Vanilla columbiana Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Xanata Collection Sheet by Goudot and The Kew Herbaria Website

Common Name The Colombian Vanilla

Flower Size

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations of 40 to 1000 meters as a large sized, viney terrestrial

"The type material is very unsatisfactory, making an accurate description of this species problematic. The dissected flower of the type, probably an immature bud, has a very neat midlobe to the lip. We have assigned to this concept specimens from the V. pompona complex with small leaves, resembling those of V. phaeantha, with flowers with green sepals and petals and a white lip with a yellow edge, but we would like to examine more material from the Magdalena Valley. It is possible that they might better be attributed to the plant we are treating here as V. calyculata." Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010