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Basiphyllaea corallicola (Small) Ames. Carter’s Orchid. Phen: Sep-Dec. Hab: Pine rocklands. Dist: S. FL (Miami-Dade and Monroe counties); West Indies (Bahamas, Greater Antilles).

ID notes:Populations in s. FL mostly consist of cleistogamous flowers, in which case the long, basal, fleshy and linear leaf (occasionally with 2 leaves) may aid in identification when the purple lip margins are less evident.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, FNA26, K3, K4, S, WH3, WI; = Bletia corallicola (Small) Sosa & M.W.Chase – Sosa & Chase (2020); = Carteria corallicola Small

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