Vanilla palmarum (Salzm. ex Lindl.) Lindl. 1840 Photo by Ana Kelly and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Palm Loving Vanilla

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in rainforests and palm swamps at elevations of 50 to 400 meters as a large sized, hot and pendant growing epiphyte with a glabrous, light green, many branched stem carrying yellow green leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, racemose, succcessively often many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Epidendrum palmarum Salzm. ex Lindl. 1840; Vanilla lindmaniana Kraenzl. 1911; Vanilla palmarum var. grandifolia Cogn. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as V palmarum var angustifolia drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing hmm; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo not; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;