Vanilla perrieri Schltr. 1924 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Tethya

Photo by Cribb & Hermans and The Kew "Save The Vanilla Perrieri" Website

Common Name Perrier's Vanilla [French Botanist in Madagascar 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in western and southern Madagascar in seasonally dry, deciduous woods on sandy soils at elevations around 200 meters as a large sized, hot growing viney epiphyte long, climbing, very branching , greyish green stems, that blooms in the spring and summer on a subcorymbiform, then elongating, successively single, 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovoid-deltoid, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts .

"This leafless Vanilla is similar to the V. madagascariensis complex, but it has yellow flowers with a dark brownish throat of the lip. Its closest relative is V. humblotii. Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010