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Harrisella porrecta

NEEDLEROOT AIRPLANT ORCHID

THREADROOT ORCHID

LEAFLESS HARRISELLA

Florida native

Threatened Florida species
 

This diminutive epiphytic orchid is also sometimes called jingle-bell orchid after the clusters of fruit that hang down. Found mostly on juniper and old citrus trees in hardwood hammocks, tramways, sloughs and cypress domes of central and south Florida as well as northern South America and the West Indies.
The pale yellow flowers are even smaller than the fruits and appear from August through November.

 
Harrisella porrecta is a member of the Orchidaceae - Orchid family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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