Taxon: Vanilla planifolia Andrews

 
Genus: Vanilla
Family: Orchidaceae
  Subfamily: Vanilloideae
      Tribe: Vanilleae
Nomen number: 41111
Place of publication: Bot. Repos. 8: t. 538. 1808
Comment: authorship of names in this work follows Melbourne ICN Art. 46.8; there is no internal evidence in the work for any author other than Andrews (fide K. Gandhi, pers. comm. on 7 Aug 2006)
Name Verified on: 07-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 150 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of vanilla (based on potential for clonal selection from wild populations in Mexico fide Lankesteriana 9:332. 2010 )
  • Materials: essential oils (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Uncertain:

  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador; Peru

  • Other:

    . probably native elsewhere in Central & South America

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Oaxaca, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela

  • Naturalized:

  • Southern America

    • Central America: Panama

  • Cultivated:

    • :
  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz

References:

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  • Bory, S. et al. 2008. Biodiversity and preservation of vanilla: present state of knowledge Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 55:551-571.
  • Bory, S. et al. 2010. Chapter 2. Evolutionary processes and diversification in the genus Vanilla (Vanilla Profile) 15-29.
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  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
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Check other web resources for Vanilla planifolia Andrews :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.