Vanilla hostmannii Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Xanata Photo by © The Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Website

Common Name Hostmann's Vanilla [English Origina;l Collector of the type later 1800’s to earlier 1900’s]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and northern Brazil as a large sized, hot growing, viney terrestrial.

”Vanilla hostmanii is a member of a small group of species that includes also V. cribbiana, V. dressleri, and V. ruiziana, characterized by the conspicuously distichous arragement of the basal bracts, its entire to obscurely trilobed lip adorned with thickened, papillose veins on the lip apex, and with the ovary, sepals and the petals keels oddly granulose. From them is distinguished by its many-flowered racemes, larger leaves, a more thickly veined lateral lobes of the lip. It has cream-colored flowers.” Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010

Synonyms Vanilla planifolia var. gigantea Hoehne 1910; Vanilla porteresiana Szlach. & Veyret 1994 publ. 1995

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