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Tahitian Vanilla Originated in Maya Forests, Says UC-Riverside Botanist
August 21, 2008
The origin of the Tahitian vanilla orchid has long eluded botanists. The orchid is found to exist only in cultivation; natural, wild populations have never been encountered. Now, a team of investigators led by Pesach Lubinsky, a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Riverside, claims to have traced Tahitian vanilla back to its true origins.
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