Vanilla tolypephora Ridl.
Vanilla griffithii is a succulent-stemmed, perennial climbing plant, producing a stem that can be 7 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 plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
The plant contains an irritating latex[
Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.
Climbing into trees in forests[
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The fruit is sweet and edible[
]. The fruit is a fleshy, banana-like capsule about 6cm long by 1cm wide[
The pounded flowers are rubbed on the body as a treatment against fever[
A latex obtained from the plant is used to make the hair healthy[
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