Vanilla ovalis Blanco 1845 Photo by P.B. Pelser & J.F. Barcelona and The Phyto-Images Website

Common Name The Oval Vanilla

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in the Philippines on trees at low to medium elevations as a large sized, warm to cool growing viney epiphyte with a terete stem carrying green, fleshy, elliptic-oblong, leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, 8 to 14 flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-oblong, concave floral bracts.

Synonyms Vanilla majaijensis Blanco 1845; Vanilla philippinensis Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 2 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Valmayor 1985