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Vanilla, a member of the orchid family is a climbing monocot possessing a stout, succulent stem; short petioled, oblong leaves; about 20 cm long. The inflorescence is a raceme with 20 or more flowers. Flowers are 6 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, either yellowish green or white. Fruit popularly known as ‘beans’ or ‘pod’ is a capsule, nearly cylindrical and about 20 cm long.


Foreign name for Vanilla:

Spanish : Vainilla French : Vanille German : Vanille Swedish : Vanilj Arabic : Wanilla Dutch : Vanille Italian : Vaniglia Portuguese : Baunilia Russian : Vanil Japanese : Banira Chinese : Hsiang - Tsao


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