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Tropidia polystachya (Sw.) Ames
Young palm orchid

Tropidia polystachya

Family: Orchidaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the Greater Antilles (reported for Puerto Rico), 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 333-334) based on one occurrence at Alice Wainwright Park in the City of Miami-Dade County, where it is present but highly threatened.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Tropidia polystachya available from :

Tropidia polystachya has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Recorded as Present in Error

Tropidia polystachya has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Tropidia polystachya has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Tropidia polystachya