South Florida, the Greater Antilles, Mexico, Central America and northern South America. In the Greater Antilles, known from Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola.
Map of Florida Locations
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A rare epiphytic orchid in southeastern Florida in Miami-Dade County. It was first collected in the United States in 1915 by John Kunkel Small and Charles A. Mosier in Nixon-Lewis Hammock west of Homestead; it was heavily collected and extirpated in the wild by 1963 (Gann et al. 2002). See IRC’s book Rare Plants of South Florida
(Gann et al. 2002, page 63) and IRC's report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015, page 101).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also the North American Orchid Conservation Center's Go Orchids