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Govenia floridana P.M. Br.
Florida govenia, Tropical govenia

Govenia floridana
Copyright by: Carl Luer

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade County. G. utriculata, from which G. floridana was split, is a wide ranging species native to the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: GNR

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

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 91.

Synonyms: G. utriculata, misapplied.

Other data on Govenia floridana available from :

Govenia floridana has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Govenia floridana has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Govenia floridana has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Govenia floridana
Copyright by: Carl Luer