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Useful Tropical Plants

Vanilla gardneri

Rolfe

Orchidaceae

+ Synonyms

Vanilla carinata Rolfe

Common Name: Brazilian Vanilla

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General Information

Brazilian vanilla is a succulent-stemmed, perennial climbing plant, producing a stem that can be 7 metres or more 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 plant yields a seed pod that can be used like vanilla. Mainly used locally, it has minor commercial importance, mainly as an adulterant of the true vanilla (Vanilla planifolia). The plant is sometimes cultivated for its pods[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northern S. America - Brazil, Venezuela.

Habitat

Dry, rocky bushy places.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height7.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The seedpod is used as a flavouring for a range of foods[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
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Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. A vanilla flavour[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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