Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012
Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern South America. In Central Florida, known only from the Avon Park Air Force Range, where perphaps introduced with road fill (see Orzell 25213 USF
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A rare terrestrial orchid widespread in South Florida from Martin and Lee counties south to southern Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland, then disjunct to the lower Florida Keys in the vicinity of Big Pine Key. Also visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood
website for more information about using this species for native plant landscaping and restoration in South Florida.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also the North American Orchid Conservation Center's Go Orchids
(Salisb.) R. Br.
FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence:
FLORIDA KEYS Native Status:
IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status:
Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys
Florida Keys History and Distribution:
Reported in 1913
by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.