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Vanilla planifolia (Flat-leaved Vanilla)

Synonyms: Epidendrum rubrum; Myrobroma fragrans; Notylia planifolia; Notylia sativa; Notylia sylvestris; Vanilla aromatica; Vanilla bampsiana; Vanilla duckei; Vanilla fragrans; Vanilla planifolia var. angusta; Vanilla rubra; Vanilla sativa; Vanilla sylvestris; Vanilla viridiflora

Wikipedia Abstract

Vanilla planifolia is a species of vanilla orchid. It is native to Mexico, and is one of the primary sources for vanilla flavouring, due to its high vanillin content. Common names are flat-leaved vanilla, Tahitian vanilla (for the Pacific stock formerly thought to be a distinct species), 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.
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Attributes

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  

Predators

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

Distribution

Caribbean, Mexico to Paraguay; Mexico to C. America; Mexico to Trop. America;

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Citations

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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