Vanilla penicillata Garay & Dunst. 1965 Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Brush-Shaped Vanilla [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in southern Venezuela and northern Brazil at elevations around 400 to 500 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing viney terrestrial with a smooth, sometimes grooved slightly, terete stem with generally a single root at each internode, and carrying s single, bract like, small, acute leaf that blooms on a stout,, terete, short, two or so flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 1965 drawing fide;