Vanilla platyphylla Schltr. 1911 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Tethya Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Broad Leaved Vanilla

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Philippines

"This poorly known species has the vegetative aspect of V. kinabaluensis; the inflorescence, although truncate in the type, seems to be many-flowered. Also the large, thick capsule and the form of the buds are reminiscent of V. kinabaluensis. An illustration of a floral dissection is provided by Mansfeld (1934)." Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010