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Vanilla barbellata Rchb. f.
Wormvine orchid

Vanilla barbellata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies (Greater Antilles, Bahamas).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: A vining orchid recorded from south of Florida City west to the Cape Sable region of Everglades National Park and south to the lower Florida Keys. Plants previously recorded for The Barnacle State Historic Park appear to have been introduced as cultivated plants.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Vanilla barbellata has been found in the following 8 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only

Vanilla barbellata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native

Vanilla barbellata has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Bayhead
Coastal Berm
Marl Prairie
Rockland Hammock
Tidal Marsh
Tidal Swamp

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Vanilla barbellata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Vanilla barbellata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Vanilla barbellata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Vanilla barbellata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Vanilla barbellata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer