African Plant Database

Tridactyle nigrescens Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 3: 288 (1948 [1949])
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or lithophytic herb, hanging in masses; stems slender, 15-40 cm long, woody, drying black; roots smooth; leaves linear, conduplicate, 1,5-7x0,1-0,3 cm, fleshy, drying black; inflorescences 0,5-1 cm long, 2-3-flowered; peduncle 1 mm long; flowers pale lime-green or dull yellow-orange, sweetly scented; bracts ovate, < 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 3 mm long; sepals elliptic, 3-4x2 mm; petals lanceolate, 3-4x1 mm; lip c. 3-4x2 mm, base auriculate, 3-lobed at apex; side lobes longer than midlobe and lacerate at apex; midlobe triangular; spur slender, 6-8 mm long, slightly inflated in middle.
Ecology : Dry sclerophyllous forest; riverine forest; woodland; on rocks above lake; 1150-2200 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 158 (1995).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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