South Florida and the West Indies (Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles); scattered.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A rare terrestrial orchid in southeastern Florida in Miami-Dade County. It was first collected in the United States in 1947 by Roy Woodbury and Manley Boss (Hawkes 1950, Luer 1972, Gann et al. 2002). Although reported by others, this was the only verified record for South Florida until it was rediscovered in 2010 by Greg Reed in Everglades National Park (Sadle 2012a). See also, IRC’s book Rare Plants of South Florida
(Gann et al. 2002, page 61) and IRC's report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015, page 84).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also the North American Orchid Conservation Center's Go Orchids