Wild Florida Photo - Dendrophylax lindenii - Ghost orchid
White frog orchid
Endangered Florida species
This rare epiphytic orchid of cypress swamps and wet hammocks in southwest Florida and Cuba is possibly the best known and one of the least seen orchids in Florida.
This leafless plant consists mainly of gray-green roots with short white markings that radiate out along the surface of the supporting tree. The large white flowers can bloom from April through September with each flower lasting about two weeks.
Ghost orchids are pollinated by the giant sphinx moth.
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Dendrophylax lindenii is a member of the Orchidaceae - Orchid family.
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (Institute for Systemic Botany) profile for this species
USDA Plant Profile for this species
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016