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Cigar Orchid

Cyrtopodium punctatum


One of the best kept secrets of Everglades National Park, this monster of an orchid can be easily Googled but not easily found. Very few of these beauties remain in the wild and hopefully they can be sustained for future generations.


Epiphytic orchid found among pond apple, pop ash, and cypress trees.

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MarioCisneros 9 years ago

Good question, Josh. This is probably the biggest in the wild, maybe someone has a bigger cultivated one.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

wow totally awesome! how big is it/can it get?

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

This is a very cool spotting!

ceherzog 9 years ago

What a huge specimen...wonderful spotting!

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 5, 2012
Submitted on Jun 28, 2012

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