South Florida, the West Indies (Cayman Islands, Hispaniola), Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A rare terrestrial orchid in southeastern Florida in Miami-Dade County. It was discovered in the United States in 1953 by John Beckner in the Long Pine Key area of Everglades National Park (Luer 1972, Hammer 2001, Gann et al. 2002). See also, IRC’s book Rare Plants of South Florida
(Gann et al. 2002, page 319) and IRC's report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015, page 82).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also the North American Orchid Conservation Center's Go Orchids