Vanilla wariensis Schltr. 1911 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Waria Vanilla [A District of New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 to 350 meters as a giant sized, hot growing, scandent terrestrial with branching, terete, glabrous, fleshy stems carrying large, long, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, shortly, fleshy petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a elongate, to 12" [30 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence with patent, oblong, obtuse floral bracts.

Schlechter states that this species differs from V kaniensis mand V kempteriana in its very long leaves and inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 Drawing fide;