Govenia floridana

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Govenia floridana
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G. floridana
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Govenia floridana
P.M.Br. 2000

Govenia floridana (tropical govenia) is a very rare species of orchid endemic to Everglades National Park in Florida. It was noted for the first time in 1957, and not found again until 1990.[1][2]

Govenia floridana grows up to 50 cm (19.5 in) tall. It has only 2 leaves, each with a sheath 3–30 cm (1–12 in) long and an elliptical blade up to 35 cm (14 in) long. Flowers are white with purple spots.[2]

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