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vanilla orchid plant needs identification

This is a discussion on vanilla orchid plant needs identification within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; A vanilla plant that was given to me when I bought my others has finaly ...

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    Default vanilla orchid plant needs identification

    A vanilla plant that was given to me when I bought my others has finaly flowered. It was given as an unlabelled vanilla. Its also a leafless vanilla. Now the job of finding out what it is starts again. If anyone knows what species this it it would be great.

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    anyone have an idea on the identity of this vanilla orchid?

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    do you have a photo of the vine as well. I think it looks a lot like Vanilla Phaeantha.

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    Vanilla Bahiana has a much smaller leaf and a wider sepal than that of Phaeantha. I think that is a more accurate fit.

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    I do not think that it is Vanilla phaeantha - the plant of this that I have produces a flower with yellow-green sepals and petals and a yellow lip. Will post photographs once I am at home.

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    This flower is V. phaeantha. The identification was done by the Trinidad and Tobago Herbarium using the flowers, leaves and plant.

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