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Epidendrum radicans Pavon ex Lindl.
Star orchid, Crucifix orchid

Epidendrum radicans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico, Central America and South America; cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Epidendrum radicans available from :


Epidendrum radicans has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Cultivated Only

Epidendrum radicans has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Epidendrum radicans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Epidendrum radicans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Epidendrum radicans
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley