Vanilla vellozoi Rolfe 1896 SUBGENUS Xanata SECTION Xanata

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

Common Name Vellozo's Vanilla [Brazilian Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Brazil as a viney terrestrial.

"This species has been confused with V. chamissonis but it is easily distinguished by its shorter segments, especially its very broad, subentire lip. V. chamissonis has a very elongate midlobe to the lip and longer tepals. It seems to be common in coastal areas. However, they are probably closely related, sharing with V. calyculata the conspicuous calyculus, especially on ovaries whose flowers have just faded." Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010

Synonyms Vanilla argentina Hicken 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol VII 1 1-12 Hoehne 1940 as V argentina drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as V argentinadrawing fide; Lankesteriana 9(3): 355-398 Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010