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Vanilla pompona

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Vanilla pompona is a species of vanilla orchid. It is native to Mexico and northern South America,[3] and is one of the sources for vanilla flavouring, due to its high vanillin content.

Vanilla pompona found in the Peruvian Amazon has been tested using HPLC analysis showing a concentration of vanillin content up to 9.88g/100g[4] making it suitable for the food or cosmetic industry.

Description

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Vanilla pompona flower
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Vanilla pompona flower

Like all members of the genus Vanilla, V. pompona is a vine. It uses its fleshy roots to support itself as it grows. Its leaves and stems are generally thicker than in V. planifolia and V. phaeantha.[5]

References

  1. ^ Herrera-Cabrera, B.E., Hernández, M., Vega, M. & Wegier, A. (2017). Vanilla pompona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T105878897A105878899. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T105878897A105878899.en Downloaded on 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 26 January 2016
  3. ^ e-monocot.org, retrieved 26 January 2016
  4. ^ vanillapompona.com, retrieved 26 January 2016
  5. ^ James D. Ackerman, "Vanilla Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. vol. 3. 1754", Flora of North America, 26

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Vanilla pompona: Brief Summary

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Vanilla pompona is a species of vanilla orchid. It is native to Mexico and northern South America, and is one of the sources for vanilla flavouring, due to its high vanillin content.

Vanilla pompona found in the Peruvian Amazon has been tested using HPLC analysis showing a concentration of vanillin content up to 9.88g/100g making it suitable for the food or cosmetic industry.

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