Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Martin and Palm Beach Cos., Fla.; West Indies-Greater Antilles (as O. variegatum).
Catalog Number: US 849175
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Status verified from secondary sources
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): L. J. K. Brace
Year Collected: 1905
Locality: Great Bahama Island, Bahamas, West Indies
- Isotype: Britton, N. L. & Millspaugh, C. F. 1920. Bahama Fl. 97.
Comments: Coastal scrub. Terrestrial becoming epiphytic on scrub species, esp. Ceratiola ericoides, and leaf litter.
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 6 - 80
Comments: Ten recorded occurrences in FL 12/90.
Life History and Behavior
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Narrow range; narrow habitat requirements; horticultural collecting; uncertain distribution in West Indies.
Comments: Highly jeopardized by collectors and development in habitat.
Biological Research Needs: Species response to successional change and fire.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Distinct species, however, it is not certain whether Florida material is truly this species. Has also been treated in the genus Oncidium.
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