Vanilla polylepis

Vanilla polylepis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Vanilloideae
Tribe: Vanilleae
SubTribe: Vanillinae
Genus: Vanilla
Species: V. polylepis
Binomial name
Vanilla polylepis
Summerh. 1951

Vanilla polylepis is an Vanilla species endemic to Africa.


Flowers bloom in the spring and are 10 cm wide. They last 1 to 3 days.


Vanilla polylepis is found in Zaire, Kenya, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe growing in warm forest and climbing on trees at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters.


Keep plant in intermediate to warm temperatures in shade. Plant is grown in shade and require a lots of space for climbing. Plant can be mounted or grown in bark. Water regularly


Common Names:The Many Scaled Vanilla


  1. Vanilla schliebenii Mansf. ex Schlieben 1937

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