Vanilla madagascariensis Rolfe 1896

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Full shade Hot ToWarm Fall THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Madagascar Vanilla In Madagascar - Amalo

Flower Size 5.2" [13 cm]

Found in Madagascar in coastal, humid evergreen and dry forests of the east at elevations up to 800 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a thick, green, usually smooth vine-like stem that blooms in the fall through spring on a 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

In Madagascar considered to be an aphrodesiac


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide