Vanilla inodora Schiede 1829 Photo by Costa Rica Linda Page

Common Name The Not Fragrant Vanilla

Found in Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet forests and rocky woodlands at elevations of 50 to 900 meters as a giant sized, hot to warm growing vine-like epiphyte that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a successively several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION here! The Flower in the reference below has a bilobed lip this one does not. Otherwise fairly similar.

Synonyms Notylia inodora (Schiede) Conz. 1947; Vanilla pfaviana Rchb.f. 1883; Vanilla preussii Kraenzl.1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing ok to good; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958; Flora of Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing not = V mexicana; The Native Orchids of FLorida Luer 1972 drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo similar;