Vanilla wightii Lindl. ex Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 3: t. 931 1845. ;


Vanilla wightii Lindl. ex Wight is a terrestrial climber over bushes in the scrub jungle, observed from Palamaneru area of Andhra Pradesh, Thanks to Dr. Rangacharylu who took me to the field during 1989.

Interesting !!


ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Vanilla orchid for id from Calicut University Botanical Garden BS 30 : Attachments (8). 8 posts by 4 authors.
Vanilla orchid for id from Calicut University Botanical Garden. Could not locate any leaf in the pics
Id please

This is Vanilla. Was there no leaf?

Looks little different. Can’t comment further.

Thanks … for liking. Yes … I could not observe any leaf, may be leaf was there but i could not locate. attaching one more picture. 

I asked because this looks a close to a species Vanilla aphylla, but cant confirm. Flower is so different. Seems I need to recheck all Vanilla to confirm their ID. Much be exotic.

ou couldn’t find the leaves sir, because I think this is Vanilla aphylla, the one without leaves. The redness inside the labellum is a bit dark though!!

Ok I am extremely sorry. There is some issue here. It was originally identified as Vanilla aphylla too, but later in 1890s it was pointed out that this was Vanilla wightiana which was a spelling mistake for Vanilla wightii.

So for the time being this has to stay as Vanilla wightii, however, I think this is a very normal Vanilla aphylla. Both do not have leaves.

You mean to say that we keep it as Vanilla wightii on the efi site.
I hope I am correct.

yes sir it should be Vanilla wightii.