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Tridactyle inaequilonga (De Wild.) Schltr.
Family : ORCHIDACEAE
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Basionym : Angraecum inaequilongum De Wild.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum inaequilongum De Wild. (1916)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Angraecum acutoemarginatum De Wild.
=Tridactyle acutomarginata (De Wild.) Schltr.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or lithophytic herb forming large hanging colonies; stems 20-30 cm long, woody, branched, covered in old leaf bases; leaves 3-6 towards stem apex, linear, 5-15,5x0,4-0,9 cm, folded, twisted at base, attached to spotted leaf-sheaths, with a thread-like stipule 2-3 mm long at apex of leaf sheath; inflorescences along stem, 0,8-3 cm long, 2-10-flowered; flowers greenish-yellow to dull orange, 7-8 mm Ø; bracts ovate, c. 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 3 mm long, lepidote; sepals ovate, 3-5x1-2 mm; petals oblong, 3-4x < 1 mm; lip 3-5x5 mm, base auriculate, 3-lobed in middle; side lobes 1-3-toothed at front margin, much longer than triangular midlobe (1 mm long); spur filiform, 7-9(-12) mm long, straight.
Ecology : Forest, riverine forest; high rainfall Brachystegia woodland; high level epiphyte; 1250-1900 m alt.
  Close to, and perhaps conspecific with T. stipulata Fl. Zambes. 11/2: 448, 1998). Resembling T. trimikeorum (with shorter unbranched stems, leaves not folded and shorter, shorter spur parallel to ovary).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1998). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[2]: 448
 
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