Economic Botany

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 291–358 | Cite as

Vanilla-its botany, history, cultivation and economic import

  • Donovan S. Correll


From the secretly prepared chocolate-flavoring condiment oi the Aztec emperor, Montezuma, to the ice cream-flavoring ingredient oi today, vanilla has tor tour centuries been an important item in the spice trade of the world. Originally Mexican, about 90% oi the world’s 1,000 annual metric tons oi vanilla “beans” come from Mada’gascar, nearly 50% oi which are consumed in the United States.


Economic Botany Vanilla Wood Flour Vanille Seychelles Island 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donovan S. Correll
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  1. 1.Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, United States Department of AgricultureDivision of Plant Exploration and IntroductionUSA

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