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Datasheet

Vanilla planifolia (vanilla)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 09 November 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Vanilla planifolia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • vanilla
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Essential oils
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Vanilla pods on tree, Madagascar.
TitlePods
CaptionVanilla pods on tree, Madagascar.
CopyrightRuth Ibbotson
Vanilla pods on tree, Madagascar.
PodsVanilla pods on tree, Madagascar.Ruth Ibbotson
Left, flowers and right, seed pods of vanilla.
TitleFlowers and seed pods
CaptionLeft, flowers and right, seed pods of vanilla.
CopyrightM.N. Pearson
Left, flowers and right, seed pods of vanilla.
Flowers and seed podsLeft, flowers and right, seed pods of vanilla.M.N. Pearson
V. planifolia: 1, flowering plant; 2, fruit.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleV. planifolia - line drawing
CaptionV. planifolia: 1, flowering plant; 2, fruit. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
V. planifolia: 1, flowering plant; 2, fruit.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
V. planifolia - line drawingV. planifolia: 1, flowering plant; 2, fruit. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia. PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Vanilla planifolia H.C. Andrews (1808)

Preferred Common Name

  • vanilla

Other Scientific Names

  • Vanilla fragrans (Salisb.) Ames (1924)

International Common Names

  • Spanish: vainilla comun
  • French: vanille
  • Portuguese: baunilha

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Echte Vanille
  • Indonesia: anggrèk; panili
  • Italy: vainiglia; vaniglia
  • Mexico: tlilxochitl
  • Netherlands: vanille, gewoone
  • Thailand: waanilaa

EPPO code

  • VANPL (Vanilla planifolia)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Orchidales
  •                         Family: Orchidaceae
  •                             Genus: Vanilla
  •                                 Species: Vanilla planifolia

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Essential oils

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore