AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Vanilla seretii De Wild., Bull. Jard. Bot. √Čtat Bruxelles 5: 180 (1916).
Description:
This is another member of the Vanilla chalotii group, in which the lip is deeply saccate. It is distinguished from Vanilla nigerica by its lip in which the throat has few hairs and lacks a gibbous base.
Distribution:
WC. Trop. Africa

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Botanical Drawing / Herbarium
vanilla seretii
Photograph copyright Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Image used with kind permission.