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Prescottia oligantha (Sw.) Lindl.
Small prescott orchid

Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: Chris Evans, 2016
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA; Enlarge.

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

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NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: Rediscovered March 6, 2016 on Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park by Chris Evans with Jake Heaton and Drew Mullins, presumably from plants translocated from Hattie Bauer Hammock in 1960 (see Luer 1972, Gann 2015:78-79), Gann 2016. Population verified by Jimi Sadle, Park Botanist, on March 7, 2016. We treat this as a benign introduction in Everglades National Park and as extirpated within historical range in South Florida.

Other data on Prescottia oligantha available from :

Prescottia oligantha has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Present Doubtfully Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Hattie Bauer Hammock Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Prescottia oligantha has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Recorded as Present in Error
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Prescottia oligantha has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: Chris Evans, 2016
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA; Enlarge.
Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 3(4): fasicle 117, t. 62 (1895)
Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: Chris Evans, 2016
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA; Enlarge.
Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: Chris Evans, 2016
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA; Enlarge.
Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: Chris Evans, 2016
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA; Enlarge.
Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: Chris Evans, 2016
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA; Enlarge.
Prescottia oligantha
Copyright by: Chris Evans, 2016
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA; Enlarge.