Vanilla sarapiquensis Soto Arenas 2010 SUBGENUS Vanilla

Drawing by J F Morales and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Sarapiqui Vanilla [An area of Costa Rica]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in lowland residual forests at elevations around 70 meters as a large sized, hot growing, viney epiphyte with a thick, elongate, scandent stem carrying elliptic, long acuminate apically, membraneous chartaceous, somewhat cuneate below into the obscurely petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, successively single to 4 flowered inflorescence with scale-like, ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, concave floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9(3): 342-344, f. 14. Soto Arenas 2010 Drawing fide;