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Malaxis spicata Sw.
Florida addersmouth orchid

Malaxis spicata
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
In habitat, South Florida, November, 2007

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Not listed

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Malaxis spicata has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Malaxis spicata has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Malaxis spicata has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Bayhead
Strand Swamp

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Malaxis spicata
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
In habitat, South Florida, November, 2007