FZ.23. Vanilla Mill.

Description of the genus

Lianes bearing aerial or clinging adventitious roots. Leaves present (in ours), fleshy. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, few-many-flowered. Flowers large, white, yellow or green, often marked with purple or yellow on the lip. Sepals and petals similar, free. Lip usually larger than the sepals and petals, adnate to the column and forming a funnel.

Worldwide: 100 species in tropical and warm regions

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Vanilla polylepis

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polylepis Summerh.[EN]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vanilla:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Vanilla
Flora of Mozambique: Vanilla
Flora of Zambia: Vanilla

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vanilla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vanilla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vanilla
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vanilla
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Vanilla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vanilla
JSTOR Plant Science: Vanilla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vanilla
Plants of the World Online: Vanilla
Tropicos: Vanilla
Wikipedia: Vanilla

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Vanilla.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=423, retrieved 4 March 2024

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