Vanilla pompona

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Vanilla pompona
Vanilla pompona (Botanischer Garten TU Darmstadt).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Genus: Vanilla
Species:
V. pompona
Binomial name
Vanilla pompona
Synonyms[1]
  • Notylia pompona (Schiede) Conz.

Vanilla pompona is a species of vanilla orchid. It is native to Mexico and northern South America,[2] and is one of the sources for vanilla flavouring, due to its high vanillin content.

Description[edit]

Vanilla pompona flower
Vanilla pompona flower

Like all members of the genus Vanilla, V. pompona is a vine. It uses its fleshy roots to support itself as it grows. Its leaves and stems are generally thicker than in V. planifolia and V. phaeantha.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 26 January 2016
  2. ^ e-monocot.org, retrieved 26 January 2016
  3. ^ James D. Ackerman, "Vanilla Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. vol. 3. 1754", Flora of North America, 26

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