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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cyrtopodium punctatum (L.) Lindl.
Cowhorn orchid, Cigar orchid

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, Greater Antilles (not Jamaica), Central America and South America.

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: This was ranked as imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), but was re-ranked in 2013 based on a reassessment of the number of plants and occurrences confirmed as present (see Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park, Gann 2015: p 104). It was also ranked as presumed extirpated in the Monroe County Keys, but has recently been rediscovered there at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Also visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Collected once in 1916 on Key Largo by John Kunkel Small (7476 NY) and reported but never verified for Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park (Hammer 1995, Florida Park Service 1997). Recently rediscovered at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (T. Ferraro, email comm. 2015).

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Cyrtopodium punctatum has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Reported






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Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Cyrtopodium punctatum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer