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Cyrtopodium punctatum (L.) Lindl.
Cowhorn orchid, Cigar orchid

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, Greater Antilles (not Jamaica), Central America and South America.

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NatureServe Global Status: 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

Comments: This was ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), but was re-ranked in 2013 based on a reassessment of the number of plants and occurrences confirmed as present (see Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park, Gann 2015: p 104). It was also ranked as presumed extirpated in the Monroe County Keys, but has recently been rediscovered there at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Also visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information.

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Cyrtopodium punctatum has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native, Cultivated Only
Castellow Hammock Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Crandon Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Deering Estate at Cutler Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native

Cyrtopodium punctatum has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Cyrtopodium punctatum has been found in the following 7 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Dome Swamp
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland
Strand Swamp
Tidal Marsh
Tidal Swamp

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Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer