African Plant Database

Tridactyle exellii P.J. Cribb & Stévart
Protologue : Kew Bull. 59(2): 195 (2004)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb, erect or spreading; stem 4,5-21 cm long, with smooth thin roots; leaves 3-6, distichous, oblong-linear, 5,4-9,8x1-1,5 cm, usually in a fan; inflorescences 1-3, borne at base of plant, 4-8,5 cm long, 13-15-flowered; flowers in 2 rows, pale greenish-white; bracts triangular, 3 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 3 mm long, papillose, twisted at base; sepals ovate, 3-4x2 mm, keeled and papillose outside; petals narrowly triangular, c. 3x1 mm, apex apiculate; lip transversely oblong, c. 3x3 mm, base auriculate, 3-lobed in apical part; side lobes very short, erose to 3-4-laciniate; midlobe triangular, 1 mm long; spur 9 mm long, compressed, slightly curved.
Ecology : Forest; c. 200 m alt.
  First collected in 1956, then in 1959. S. Tomé (evergreen mist-forest on mountain ridges, “in sunny or mid-shade conditions on shrubs or trees”, amongst mosses and ferns; 900-1610 m alt.); ? Bioko/Fernando Poo.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
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