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Taxon: Vanilla pompona Schiede

Genus: Vanilla
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Vanilleae
Nomen number: 41112
Place of publication: Linnaea 4:573. 1829
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Jun-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Food additives: flavoring

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru [Madre de Dios (as Vanilla pompona subsp. grandiflora)]


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Check other web resources for Vanilla pompona Schiede :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=41112. Accessed 25 February 2020.