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Cranichis muscosa Swartz. Cypress-knee Helmet Orchid, Moss Orchid. Phen: Jan-Feb. Hab: Terrestrial on cypress knees and mossy sinkholes in rockland hammocks and strand swamps. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; s. Mexico (CHP), Central America, and South America. This species had not been seen in FL for almost 100 years until being rediscovered in Collier County in January 2004.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, FNA26, K3, K4, S, S13, WH3, WI, Brown (2002)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL

Heliophily: 2

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image of plant© Roger L. Hammer | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Roger L. Hammer | Original Image ⭷


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