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Cyrtopodium punctatum (Linnaeus) Lindley. Cowhorn Orchid, Cigar Orchid. Phen: Mar-May. Hab: Epiphytic on trees in dome swamps, strand swamps, pine rocklands, marl prairies, buttonwood woodlands, hammocks, and along salt marsh margins of buttonwood hammocks. Dist: S. FL; West Indies; Mexico, Central America, and n. South America.

ID notes: The conspicuous pseudobulbs (> 30 cm long), reminiscent of cigars, and platform-forming root masses of this species make it easily distinguishable from any other epiphytic orchid in s. FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

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

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
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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 ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Chris Evans | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Chris Evans | Original Image ⭷

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