Collection Details

Species: Vanilla bicolor Lindl.

Orchidaceae Vanilla bicolor Lindl.
J. E. Householder 985

Collection Date: 6 May 2011
Determined By: unknown
Determination Date: unknown
Institution: unknown


Continent: South America

Country: Brazil

Region: Roraima

Closest Town: Santa Maria

Locality Description: Along black water tributary of Rio Branco (branch of Rio Negro), 2 km upriver of Agua Boa Hotel

DD Latitude: 0.83976

DD Longitude: -61.6186

Coordinate uncertainty: 100 m

Elevation: 50-50 m


Habitat Description: Open swamp habitat that seems to follow the path of an abandoned channel after avulsion. Impermeable clay layer and seeps are visible near the swamp. Swamp transitions into flooded "campina" habitat with abundant shrubs characteristic of drier cerrado.

Soil Description: Organic accumulation to about 60cm in center of swamp. Water depth to 1 meter where Mauritia occurs, but reduced to 10 -20 cm where Cyperacace dominates. Swamp transitions into flooded campina habitat with abundant shrubs characteristic of cerrado habitat.

Habitat: Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Flowers yellow and white. Seems to be self pollinating.

Habit: Epiphyte

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Agua Boa

Project: Aguajal Project