Vanilla borneensis Rolfe 1896

Flower Detail Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

fragrantPart Shade Hot Warm winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Bornean Vanilla - In Thailand - Sam roi to yai

Flower Size 2.7" [6.8 cm]

Found in Assam, Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo in dry evergreen hill forests on sandstone at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, terete climbing stem carrying short stalked leaves that have an abrupt narrow tip blooming in the winter and earlier spring on a 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflorescence with speading bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Vanilla pilifera Holttum 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing not = V albida; Orchid Genera in Thailand Vol VI Seidenfaden 1978 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Flora Of Thailand Orchidaceae Vol 12 Part 1 Pedersen, Kurzweil, Suddee & Cribb 2011 drawing/photo fide

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