African Plant Database

Tridactyle virgula (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Basionym : Angraecum virgulum Kraenzl.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum virgulum Kraenzl. (1897)
 Listrostachys virgula (Kraenzl.) Rolfe (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb forming long tufts, grass-like in appearance; stems pendent, little-branched, 10-65-80(-400) cm long, with smooth roots; leaves distichous, spreading, linear, 6-20x0,3-0,5 cm, articulated to spotted sheaths 1-2 cm long; inflorescences 0,4-0,5 cm long, 2-5-flowered; flowers (greenish) white, c. 7 mm Ø; bracts ovate, 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3-6 mm long; sepals ovate-elliptic, c. 3-4x2 mm; petals oblong-linear, c. 2-4x1-2 mm; lip cuneate below with fleshy round auricles, 3-lobed in apical part; side lobes spreading, shorter than midlobe (triangular); spur 8-12 mm long, filiform, ± inflated apically, decurved.
Ecology : Rain-forest; forest; forest gallery; dry forest; in undergrowth; 1300-2700 m alt.
  Albertine Rift endemic.
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Record n°45037
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