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Plant Identification: Vanilla ID's? Are you good at navigating types from leaf?

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FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

September 23, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9284028

I have these 3 types of Vanilla together, I have others but I know what those ID's are.
I have 2 I can't seem to put my finger on, the one on the right I know is a Planifolia in pics 1 & 2.
The one to the left and center are the ones I am having issues with.
These are the ones of individual leaf pics in photo 3, 4 and 5 I am having problems finding.
So how good are you at ID'ing vanilla by leaf shape? Thanks for your help ^_^

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trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9284203

i always thought that planifolia was the only species of vanilla orchid...obviously i am no help.

maybe this will be of some help. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_orchid

This message was edited Sep 23, 2012 6:20 PM

and this one: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=vanilla&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&searcher%5Bgrex%5D=&search_prefs%5Bblank_cultivar%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search

This message was edited Sep 23, 2012 6:21 PM
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

September 23, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9284261

Nope over 100 types in the family and I have 7.
Vanilla has everything from big huge leafed ones to semi leafed ones to leafless types.
I have two planifolia the normal commercial one and the super varigated, also a semi-leafless, a larger leafed type, a total leafless and these 2 odd ball no named ones. All of which with exception to the planifolia DG doesn't list.
Yea I have been to those sites I just need someone who is good with the Vanilla family in general, the leaf shapes are different but only slightly and I am not good at slight differences.
Some one will know...I will wait ^_^

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