Vanilla denshikoira Flanagan & Ospina-Calderón

, Phytotaxa 364(3): 253 (2018).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
364(3): 253
Date of Publication
14 Aug 2018
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
N.S.Flanagan, M.Mendoza, L.T.García Agapito & H.A.Mateus NSF138
Guainía. Inírida, Resguardo Indígena Remanso-Chorrobocón, medium-dense riparian forest on alluvial ground c. 30m from the Inírida River, Elev. 100 m
Collection Date
16 Apr 2017
Type Herbaria
holotype CUVC
Distribution Of Types
Colombia (Western South America, Southern America)

Nomenclatural Notes



doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.364.3.4 The specific epithet refers to the name of a female figure in the mythology of the Puinave indigenous community, native to the department of Guainía, Colombia. The name 'Denshikoira' translates in English to perfumed woman. Denshikoira, also known as the Princess Inírida, occupies a central position in Puinave culture, with her myth representing the freedom and equality of women. The name was chosen by Lucy Teresita García Agapito, a member of the Puinave Indigenous community of Remanso-Chorrobocón.