South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and 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:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 160-161) based on a single population on a single host tree in the Fakahatchcee Strand Preserve State Park. Discovered in 1975, the host tree began to break apart in 1990 when last observed. It has not been rediscovered despite more than 300 surveys conducted by Mike Owen and others from 1993 to 2022.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Synonyms: Maxillaria parviflora