Vanilla parvifolia Barb.Rodr. 1882 SUBGENUS Vanilla

Drawing by von Martius, Eichler, Urban "Flora Brasiliensis" vol. 3 pt. 4 tab. 33

Common NameThe Small Flowered Vanilla

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]?

Found in southern Brazil and Paraguay as a large sized, vining epiphyte with a thin, sinuous, stem carrying spaced, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaves that blooms on a few flowered inflorescence.

" Vanilla parvifolia has a number of closely related species that must be studied carefully when more material become available. It is distinguished from the closely related V. angustipetala (syn. V. rojasiana), by its broader petals, more defined trilobed lip lacking the papillae or warts on the disc. Johnson (unpublished manuscript) stated that V. perexilis is a small-flowered form of V. parvifolia." Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010

Synonyms Vanilla parvifolia var. robustior Edwall ex Hoehne 1945; Vanilla perexilis Bertoni 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Fasc. 8 Vol XII II 13 - 43 Completo Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 9(3): 378, Soto Arenas & Cribb 2010 Drawing fide;