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Prosthechea pygmaea (Hook.) W.E. Higgins
Dwarf butterfly orchid

Prosthechea pygmaea

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Epiphyte

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the Greater Antilles, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 249-250) based on one occurrence in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, where still present. No new occurrences are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Synonyms: Encyclia pygmaea.

Other data on Prosthechea pygmaea available from :

Prosthechea pygmaea has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native

Prosthechea pygmaea has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native

Prosthechea pygmaea has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Strand Swamp

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Prosthechea pygmaea