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Vanilla Plum. ex Mill.
    Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4) no. 3: (1754).


Status: this genus has been assessed for the following:

- Species in Fl. Madag: 4 endemic

- Accepted published species: 6 (5 endemic, 1 indigenous non-endemic)

- Estimated total species: 6 (5 endemic, 1 indigenous non-endemic)

- Indigenous species endemism: 84%

Species level data entry: complete

Note: The cultivated vanilla, V. planifolia Andrews, a native of Mexico, is cultivated in the north-east for its seed-pods. Vanilla phalaenopsis Rchb.f. ex Van Houtte, listed by Stein from Madagascar, the type is from the Seychelles, but this may be conspecific with, and an earlier name for V. madagascariensis.

Contributed/compiled by: P.B. Phillipson (based on Hermans et al. draft)

Updated on: 27 May. 2008

Lower Taxa:


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