List of Vanilla species

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This is a list of accepted species of Vanilla (vanilla orchids), according to the most recent taxonomic research.[1] However, molecular phylogeny is still needed to support these findings as some morphological variations might be influenced by the local environment.[2]

Vanilla parvifolia
illustration circa 1895
from "Flora Brasiliensis"


  1. ^ Soto Arenas, M.; Cribb, P. (2010). "A new infrageneric classification and synopsis of the Genus Vanilla Plum. ex Mill.(Orchidaceae: Vanillinae)" (PDF). Lankesteriana. 9 (3): 355–398. 
  2. ^ Odoux, Eric; Grisoni, Michel (2010). Vanilla. CRC Press. pp. 15–16. ISBN 9781420083385. 

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