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
V. pompona
Binomial name
Vanilla pompona
  • 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.


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]


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 26 January 2016
  2. ^, 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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