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Dendrophylax lindenii (Lindley) Bentham ex Rolfe. White Butterfly Orchid, Ghost Orchid, Frog Orchid, Palm-polly. Phen: (May-) Jun-Jul (Aug). Hab: Epiphytic on trees in dome swamps, strand swamps, and sloughs, especially on Annona glabra and Fraxinus cubensis. Occasionally on Taxodium ascendens on strand margins of Annona glabra sloughs. Dist: S. FL (Collier, Lee Counties); West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba).

ID notes:This leafless species of orchid can be identified vegetatively due to the presence of white marks (pneumatodes) on the roots.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Interestingly, this species grows in drier, coastal, jagged-reef limestone habitats in Cuba in which plants grow epiphytically on a diverse suite of semi-deciduous tropical hardwood species (Mújica et al. 2018).

Synonymy: = FNA26, K3, K4, WH3, WI, Brown (2002); = Polyradicion lindenii (Lindl.) Garay; = Polyrrhiza lindenii (Lindl.) Cogn. – S, Correll (1950), Luer (1975)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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