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Oncidium ensatum Lindley. Phen: Apr-Sep. Hab: Epiphytic or terrestrial, in tropical hammocks, buttonwood woodlands, mangroves, and swamps. Dist: C. and s. FL; West Indies; possibly also in Mexico, Central America, and the Old World tropics, depending on the very uncertain circumscription of the species.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: O. floridanum (restricted to s. FL and the Bahamas) is sometimes separated based on subtle floral differences.

Synonymy: = FNA26, K3, K4, WH3, WI; > Oncidium floridanum – Bah, S, Brown (2002), Correll (1950), Luer (1972)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW

Heliophily: 8

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