Vanilla schwackeana Hoehne 1944 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Xanata

Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Schwacke's Vanilla [German Mining engineer and plant collector in Minas Gerais 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Para and Minas Gerais States of Brazil as a viney terrestrial

"This species seems to be related to V. cristagalli, but the ornamentation on the lip is much reduced to warty, apical papillae. Hoehne (1944) indicated that the specimen could be a mixture of parts of different species, the leaves being very long acuminate, and thin. Specimens collected in Amazonia (J.B.F. da Silva 590, MG!) have flowers indistinguishable from those of the type of V. schwackeana, but with thick, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic leaves with recurved margins, suggesting that Hoehne’s doubts about the mixture nature of the type specimen had substance." Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13 - 43 Completo Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010