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Eltroplectris calcarata (Sw.) Garay & H.R. Sweet
Longclaw orchid, Spurred neottia

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies and South America.

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: Not Cultivated

Comments: See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 86.

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Eltroplectris calcarata
Copyright by: Sarah Martin, 2014
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA

Other data on Eltroplectris calcarata available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Eltroplectris calcarata has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Camp Owaissa Bauer Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Castellow Hammock Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Hattie Bauer Hammock Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Eltroplectris calcarata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Miami-Dade County Native


Eltroplectris calcarata has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock


All Images:

Eltroplectris calcarata
Copyright by: Sarah Martin, 2014
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Eltroplectris calcarata
Copyright by: Sarah Martin, 2014
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA

Eltroplectris calcarata
Copyright by: Sarah Martin, 2014
In habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Eltroplectris calcarata
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
Sterile plant in habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National
Park Florida, USA

Eltroplectris calcarata
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2006
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA