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Useful Tropical Plants

Vanilla abundiflora

J.J.Sm.

Orchidaceae

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General Information

Vanilla abundiflora is a succulent-stemmed, perennial climbing plant, producing a stem that can be 10 - 20 metres long. The plant grows into trees, supporting itself by means of aerial roots that are produced from the stem nodes. It is often epiphytic, or becomes epiphytic as the lower portion of the stem withers and dies.
The seedpods are sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a flavouring.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

Moderately dense forest on swampy land, which is occasionally flooded[
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Properties

HabitPerennial Climber
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The seedpods can be used as a food flavouring like vanilla (Vanilla planifolia), though their fragrance is less strong[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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