Vanilla sumatrana J.J.Sm. 1920 Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sumatran Vanilla

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1100 meters as a large sized, cool growing, viney terrestrial with a long and climbing stem carrying ovate-oblong, acuminate, channeled into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on almost sessile, not branched, thick, strongly angled, 1.48 to 2.4" [3.7 to 6 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with spreading, broadly triangular, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;