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Encyclia tampensis (Lindley) Small. Florida Butterfly Orchid. Phen: May-Sep (-Apr). Hab: Epiphytic on a wide variety of trees, and in a wide variety of hammocks, pine flatwoods, sloughs, strands, swamps, and other mesic to wet habitats. Often abundant on the limbs of Quercus virginiana with Pleopeltis michauxiana. Dist: N. FL peninsula (Levy, Putnam, and Flagler counties) south to s. FL; Bahamas; slightly disjunct on n. end of Cumberland Island, GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, FNA26, K3, K4, S, WH3, WI, Luer (1975); = Epidendrum tampense Lindl. – Brown (2002), Correll (1950)

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