Vanilla phaeantha - Reichenb. f.
Leafy Vanilla
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Vanilla phaeantha Reichenb. f. (TSN 43718)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.142994
Element Code: PMORC2H050
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Orchid Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Monocotyledoneae Orchidales Orchidaceae Vanilla
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Vanilla phaeantha
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 12Jun2001
Global Status Last Changed: 12Jun2001
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Currently known from a single site in Collier County, Florida, however there may be additional sites. Very rare in Jamaica. Also occurs in Cuba and throughout much of the Caribbean. Subject to collection pressure.
Nation: United States
National Status: N1

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Florida (S1)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: In south Florida, Corell (1978) reports V. phaeantha from Big Cypress Swamp, Collier County. Also Fahkahatchee Swamp, south Florida (Luer 1972). Outside United States in West Indies, Bahamas, Cuba, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Tobago (Howard 1974).

Number of Occurrences: 1 - 5
Number of Occurrences Comments: Known from 1 site in Collier County, the Fahkahatchee Stand. May be additional sites in Florida. Very rare in Jamaica.

Population Size Comments: Rare in Jamaica and Florida.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Threatened by collectors. Plants are so diffuse and reproduce vegetatively that it would be difficult to collect all parts of the population in a given area.

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: Resistant to direct sun, but sensitive to frost.

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Distribution
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Global Range: In south Florida, Corell (1978) reports V. phaeantha from Big Cypress Swamp, Collier County. Also Fahkahatchee Swamp, south Florida (Luer 1972). Outside United States in West Indies, Bahamas, Cuba, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Tobago (Howard 1974).

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United States FL

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
FL Collier (12021), Miami-Dade (12086)
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U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
03 Big Cypress Swamp (03090204)+, Florida Southeast Coast (03090206)+
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* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A climbing, perennial vine-like orchid.
Habitat Comments: Margins and open Cypress Sloughs (in Collier County, Florida). Jamaica: hammocks woodlands on limestone.
Economic Attributes
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Economically Important Genus: Y
Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 29Apr1997
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: C. E. Hilsenbeck and A. F. Johnson; 1993-N. Stoner, rev. C. Thurman (1995)

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References
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  • Adams, C. D. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica. University of the West Indies. Mona, Jamaica. 848 pp.

  • CORRELL, D.S. & H.B. CORRELL. 1982. FLORA OF THE BAHAMA ARCHIPELAGO (INCLUDING THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS). J. CRAMER, GERMANY. 1692 + 50 PAGES

  • Correll, D.S., and H.B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama Archipelago (including the Turks and Caicos Islands). J. Cramer, Vaduz. 1692 pp.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • LONG, R.W. & O. LAKELA. 1971. A FLORA OF TROPICAL FLORIDA. BANYAN BOOKS; ORIGINAL PUBLISHED BY UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PRESS, MIAMI, FL.

  • LUER, CARLYLE A. 1972. THE NATIVE ORCHIDS OF FLORIDA. THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN.

  • Long, R.W. and O. Lakela. 1976. A flora of tropical Florida. Banyan Books. Miami, Florida, xvii + 962 pp.

  • Luer, C. A. 1972. The native orchids of Florida. New York Botanical Garden, New York. 293 pp.

  • Small, J.K. 1933. Manual of the southeastern flora. Two volumes. Hafner Publishing Company, New York.

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