Vanilla walkeriae Wight 1845 Drawing by Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Walker's Vanilla

Flower Size

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in dry scrub on trees and bushes at elevations around 600 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing, viney epiphyte with a vertically grooved on one face, leafless, very stout stem that blooms in the winter a terminal, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Culture in Ceylon and the East Price 1918; Indian Orchids: Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 1 Pradhan 1976 drawing good; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007