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Ponthieva racemosa (Walt.) C. Mohr
Hairy shadow witch

Ponthieva racemosa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 22: t. 842 (1805) [S.T. Edwards]

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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: Not Cultivated

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Ponthieva racemosa has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native

Ponthieva racemosa has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Ponthieva racemosa has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Mesic Hammock
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Ponthieva racemosa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 22: t. 842 (1805) [S.T. Edwards]
Ponthieva racemosa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, vol. 33: p. 45, t. 77 (1946) [B. Ames]