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Catopsis nutans (Sw.) Griseb.
Nodding strap airplant

Catopsis nutans
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
In habitat, South Florida, November, 2007

Family: Bromeliaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

Map of Florida Locations

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 Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Catopsis nutans has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native

Catopsis nutans has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native

Catopsis nutans has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Slough
Strand Swamp

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Catopsis nutans
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
In habitat, South Florida, November, 2007