Vanilla Orchid in Florida?

Grant Freeman G.Freeman at
Thu Aug 17 16:37:12 EST 1995

Marc Andelman  wrote:

>Last fall,  I was hiking a few miles from a road in the Fakahatchee
>swamp in Florida.  This is known the be the best place in North
>Americal for orchids, with many ephphytic species that occur no
>where else.  I saw a large vanilla bean orchid twining up a cypress
>tree.  Does anyone have an opinion on if this is known to occur in
>the wild in Florida?  

I can't see why not. Vanilla planiflora originates in the West Indies.

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