Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2012
In habitat, New Providence, Bahamas
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
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
State of Florida Status:
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
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
Synonyms: Bletia verecunda
(Salisb.) R. Br.