Vanilla ovata Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Vanilla Drawing by Hoehne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Ovate Vanilla

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana and northern Brazil as a viney terrestrial

"This is perhaps not different from V. mexicana. We have not located the type specimen, and the rough tracing at K is inadequate to be sure. Illustrations identified as V. mexicana from South America (e.g. Garay & Dunsterville, 1959) have an unusually broad midlobe to the lip, and may deserve specific recognition. Another specimen illustrated by Hoehne (1945) and identified as V. ovata has very slender segments and narrow midlobe of the lip. We cannot be sure of the identity of the South American material until specimens have become available to us."


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13 - 43 Completo Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010