This International Standard defines the most commonly used terms relating to vanilla. It is applicable to the following species of vanilla plants:
a) Vanilla fragrans (Salisbury) Ames, syn. Vanilla planifolia Andrews, commercially known under
various names associated with the geographical origin, such as Bourbon, Indonesia and Mexico;
b) Vanilla tahitensis J.W. Moore; and
c) certain forms obtained from seeds, possibly hybrids, of Vanilla fragrans (Salisbury) Ames.
It is not applicable to Vanilla pompona Schiede (Antilles vanilla).
NOTE 1 – The name Bourbon covers the production of Comores, La Reunion and Madagascar.
The main other producing countries are: China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Tonga and Uganda.
NOTE 2 – Alphabetical indexes of the terms in English and French are given at the end of this International Standard.