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Vanilla planifolia (Flat-leaved Vanilla)


Wikipedia Abstract

Vanilla planifolia is a species of vanilla orchid. It is native to Mexico and Central America, and is one of the primary sources for vanilla flavouring, due to its high vanillin content. Common names are flat-leaved vanilla, Tahitian vanilla, and West Indian vanilla (also used for the Pompona vanilla, V. pompona). Often, it is simply referred to as "the vanilla". It was first scientifically named in 1808.
View Wikipedia Record: Vanilla planifolia


Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Vanilla planifolia


Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cahuita National Park II 34272 Costa Rica  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  


Conchaspis angraeci[3]
Creatonotos transiens[4]
Hypercompe icasia[4]
Lopholeucaspis cockerelli (Cockerell scale)[3]
Platynota flavedana (Black-shaded Platynota Moth)[4]

External References

USDA Plant Profile


Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
4HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0