South Florida, the Greater Antilles (Cuba), Mexico and Central America.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
NatureServe Global Status:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct
IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
Assumed to be Present
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 79-80) based on a single occurence in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, where last recorded in 1974. It has not been rediscovered despite more than 300 surveys conducted by Mike Owen and others from 1993 to 2022.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
Assumed to be Cultivated
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Synonyms: Epidendrum blancheanum
sensu Wunderlin (1998), non Urb.