Vanilla ensifolia Rolfe 1892

Drawing as V uncinata by © Hoehne

Full Shade

Common Name The Sword Shaped Leaves Vanilla

Flower Size

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panam, Colombia, northern Brazil and Peruas a giant sized, scandent epiphyte with an elongate, sulcate, glabrous stem carrying linear-oblong to linear ensiform, acuminate, acute, canaliculate below into the pseudopetiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, 1.6 to 2.4” [4 to 6 cm] long, somewhat fasciculate, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-ovate, acute, shorter than the pedicels floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum vermifugum Sessé & Moc. 1894; Vanilla karen-christianae Karremans & P.Lehm. 2018; Vanilla uncinata Huber ex Hoehne 1937;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II 13-43 1945 as V uncinata drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 20(2): 67–216. Ossenbach & Jenny 2020 as V uncinata drawing/photo fide;