Vanilla planifolia - Anja Rupar
Vanilla planifolia is a species of vanilla orchid, and it is one of the primary sources for vanilla flavouring, due to its high vanillin content. Like all members of the genus Vanilla, Vanilla planifolia is a vine. It uses its fleshy roots to support itself as it grows. Its flowers are greenish-yellow and they last only a day. If they are pollinated on that day, the fruit grows from its peduncle. The fruits are 15-23 cm long pods. They mature after about five months, at which point they are harvested and cured. In the illustration we see all the basic characteristics of Vanilla planifolia (its leaves growth, stalk and supporting root) and all stages of flowering.
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