South Florida and the West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles). In the Greater Antilles, known from Cuba, Hispaniola and the island of Puerto Rico
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:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
A rare terrestrial orchid in southeastern Florida in Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County Keys. It was first collected in 1903 by John Kunkel Small, Alvah A. Eaton, and Joel J. Carter at Long Prairie in Miami-Dade County (Gann et al. 2002). Although known from a variety of habitats throughout its natural range, in South Florida it has only been documented in pine rocklands, although some of these locations have been disturbed or fire-suppressed. In South Florida the flowers are normally closed, unlike the plants displayed in most of the images here. See also, IRC’s book Rare Plants of South Florida
(Gann et al. 2002, page 367) and IRC's report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park
(Gann 2015, page 79).
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
See also the North American Orchid Conservation Center's Go Orchids
website and Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).