African Plant Database

Tridactyle fusifera Mansf.
Protologue : Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 36: 63 (1934)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic erect herb with long leafy stems and thick aerial roots; leaves distichous, linear-ligulate, 8-18x1-1,3 cm; inflorescences axillary or below the leaves, 3-4 cm long, 8-10-flowered; flowers resupinate, greenish-white, small; bracts ovate, c. 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3-4 mm long; sepals oblong, 2-4x1-2 mm; petals linear-lanceolate, 2-4x1 mm; lip ovate 2-4x2-3 mm, base auriculate, with a short tooth on each side below middle; spur fusiform, 5-8 mm long, straight.
Ecology : Rain-forest, gallery forest; open forest; on large branches and forks of trees, in light shade; 20-1500 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
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