Peninsular Florida, the West Indies (not Jamaica), Mexico and Central 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 presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002
; pp 85-87) based on one collection in 1915 from Elliott Key in Miami-Dade County (Small and Mosier 5764 NY) and one collection in 1978 from Sewell's Point in Martin County (Tatje 10517 FAU). No new records are known.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below. See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).
Spiranthes lucayana, Spiranthes polyantha [misapplied].