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Pteroglossaspis ecristata (Fernald) Rolfe
Giant orchid

Pteroglossaspis ecristata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, Greater Antilles (Cuba) and northern South America (Colombia).

Map of Florida Locations

NatureServe Global Status: Imperiled

State of Florida Status: Threatened

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Pteroglossaspis ecristata has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Pteroglossaspis ecristata has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Pteroglossaspis ecristata has been found in the following habitat :
Pine Rockland

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Pteroglossaspis ecristata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Pteroglossaspis ecristata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Pteroglossaspis ecristata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton