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Beloglottis costaricensis (Rchb. f.) Schltr.
Costa Rican lady’s-tresses

Beloglottis costaricensis
Copyright by: James Johnson
Everglades National Park, 2014

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies (Cayman Islands, Hispaniola), Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: A rare terrestrial orchid in southeastern Florida in Miami-Dade County. It was discovered in the United States in 1953 by John Beckner in the Long Pine Key area of Everglades National Park (Luer 1972, Hammer 2001, Gann et al. 2002). See also, IRC’s book Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002, page 319) and IRC's report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015, page 82).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: See also the North American Orchid Conservation Center's Go Orchids website.

Other data on Beloglottis costaricensis available from :

Beloglottis costaricensis has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Camp Owaissa Bauer Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Recorded as Present in Error

Beloglottis costaricensis has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Beloglottis costaricensis has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Beloglottis costaricensis
Copyright by: James Johnson
Everglades National Park, 2014
Beloglottis costaricensis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Beloglottis costaricensis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Beloglottis costaricensis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Beloglottis costaricensis
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA