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Beloglottis costaricensis

Beloglottis costaricensis (Rchb. f.) Schltr.

Costa Rican Ladies'-tresses

Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Synonym(s): Spiranthes costaricensis

USDA Symbol: BECO5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in Florida, where it is considered endangered.
Native Habitat: Terrestrial, growing in humus in woodlands.


Propagation Material: Seeds

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 35 - Go Orchids (2019) North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)

Additional resources

USDA: Find Beloglottis costaricensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Beloglottis costaricensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Beloglottis costaricensis


Record Modified: 2019-06-25
Research By: CBR

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