Origins and Dispersal of Cultivated Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Jacks. [Orchidaceae])1

@article{Lubinsky2008OriginsAD,
  title={Origins and Dispersal of Cultivated Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia Jacks. [Orchidaceae])1},
  author={Pesach Lubinsky and S{\'e}verine Bory and Juan Hern{\'a}ndez Hern{\'a}ndez and Seung‐Chul Kim and Arturo G{\'o}mez-pompa},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={62},
  pages={127-138}
}
Origins and Dispersal of Cultivated Vanilla (Vanilla planifoliaJacks. [Orchidaceae]). Vanilla is a clonally propagated crop originating from Mesoamerica. Information regarding the circumstances under which vanilla cultivation began is incomplete. Presumably, the Totonac people of Papantla (north-central Veracruz, Mexico) were the earliest to cultivate vanilla; however, the oldest reports of vanilla use relate to the pre-Columbian Maya of southeastern Mexico/Central America, where vanilla was a… 
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