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Vanilla phaeantha Rchb. f.
Leafy vanilla

Vanilla phaeantha
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies (not Puerto Rico).

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 125.

Other data on Vanilla phaeantha available from :

Vanilla phaeantha has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Reported
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native

Vanilla phaeantha has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Vanilla phaeantha has been found in the following habitat :
Strand Swamp

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Vanilla phaeantha
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Vanilla phaeantha
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