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Epidendrum conopseum W.T. Aiton
Green-fly orchid

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern Unite States south to central Florida (Highlands County).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

State of Florida Status: Commercially Exploited

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Assumed to be Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

South Florida History and Distribution: Reported for Everglades National Park (Reimus 1996, 1999), but this was apparently based on cultivated plants introduced to the park by Frank Craighead (R. Hammer 2014 in Gann 2015).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

Other data on Epidendrum conopseum available from :

Epidendrum conopseum has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only