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Vanilla mexicana Mill.
Mexican vanilla, Fuchs’ vanilla

Vanilla mexicana

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable

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: Listed as introducted to Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on the USDA PLANTS website, in error.
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Synonyms: Vanilla inodora; Vanilla planifolia of USDA PLANTS, not Jacks.

Other data on Vanilla mexicana available from :

Vanilla mexicana has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Gomez Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native

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

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Vanilla mexicana