African Plant Database

Tridactyle aurantiopunctata P.J. Cribb & Stévart
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stem to 19 cm long, ± pendulous, covered with old leaf bases; roots smooth; leaves 4-14, linear, thin, 6-17x0,7-1 cm, twisted at base to lie in one plane, keeled beneath; inflorescences borne on stem below old leaf-bases, 4-10 cm long, 17-19-flowered; flowers distichous, white with an orange spot on column; bracts c. 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3 mm long, twisted at base, papillose; sepals triangular, c. 2-3x1 mm, keeled, ± papillose beneath; petals linear, c. 2 mm long; lip oblong, 3-lobed near apex, c. 2x2 mm, base obscurely auriculate; side lobes very short, erose or absent, midlobe triangular, very short; spur compressed, c. 9 mm long.
Ecology : Primary and old secondary forest; on tall trees, growing in small clumps, in shady places; 100-680 m alt.
  Related to T. fusifera.
  Endemic to Príncipe, possibly also in Bioko/Fernando Poo
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
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Record n°180024
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