Vanilla edwallii Hoehne 1941

Side View of Flower Photo by Luis Filipe Varella

Another Flower

Plant and flowers

Plant and Seed Pods Photos courtesy of Alejandro Taborda

Plant Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Another Flower color Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website


Common Name or Meaning Edwall's Vanilla [Swedish Orchid Collector in Sao Paulo Brazil 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Sao Paulo State Brazil as well as northern Argentina at elevations around 150 to 800 meters in dwarf scrub forest as a medium to giant sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with an ascending stem with the basal portion in the ground with leaf detrius and carrying coriaceous, thin, pendent, dark yellowish green leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, 6" [15 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo fide;