Vanilla oroana Dodson 2003 Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Oro Vanilla [A Province of Ecuador]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in El Oro Province of Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing viney epiphyte with scandent, thick, robust stems carrying elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute to apiculate, fleshy, pendulous leaves that blooms in the spring on a to 18" [45 cm] long inflorescence, similar to the vegetative stems but with a flower in each axil of the leaf-like floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 22: 210 Dodson 2003 drawing fide