Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Oeceoclades maculata (Lindl.) Lindl.
Organism type: herb
Oeceoclades maculata is a terrestrial orchid which probably originated in Africa. Of recent introduction to the French Antilles and Florida, it is a species with invasive behaviour. Oeceoclades maculata self-fertilising mode of reproduction is a factor that assists its spread.
agricultural areas, natural forests, planted forests, ruderal/disturbed
Native range: Probably originated in Africa.
Known introduced range: This species was introduced to Florida and the French West Indies (Feldmann and Barré, 2001).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008