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Liparis nervosa (Thunb.) Lindl.
Pantropical widelip orchid

Liparis nervosa
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Not listed

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Liparis nervosa has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Reported
Everglades National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native

Liparis nervosa has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Recorded as Present in Error

Liparis nervosa has been found in the following habitat :
Strand Swamp

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Liparis nervosa
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Liparis nervosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer