Research Paper

Vanilla tiendatii, a new climbing orchid from Vietnam

Minh Ty Nguyen, Leonid V. Averyanov, Van Huong Bui, Nghia Son Hoang, Van Son Dang, Ba Vuong Truong

Published on: 04 September 2020

Page: 438 - 442

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2020.65.438

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2020 vol.65 no.4 pp.438-442


Vanilla tiendatii, discovered in limestone mountain area of Quang Binh Province in Northern Vietnam, is described as a species new for science. Morphologically this species appears to be closely related to V. yesiniana and V. albida, but well differs in the leaf shape, flower color, lip densely papillate-hairy at apex, and column fimbriate-hairy in the basal half. The key for identification of Vanilla species occurring in Vietnam is provided.

Keyword: New species, Orchidaceae, plant diversity, plant taxonomy, Vanilla, Vietnam