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Rein orchid, Toothpetal false reinorchid
Habenaria floribunda
Orchidaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

A common understory herb in hammocks nearly throughout South Florida.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 6-9 inches in height; 12-15 inches when in flower. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
North Key Largo in the Monroe County Keys, Miami-Dade and Collier counties north to Duval, Bradford and Levy counties; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Habitats:
Moist forests and swamps.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Light shade to moderate shade.
Flower Color:
Green.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Fall-winter.
Fruit:
Capsule containing numerous minute seeds.


 


Lindsay M. Boehner, 2014
In habitat, Collier-Seminole State Park, Florida
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton