African Plant Database

Tridactyle furcistipes Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 300 (1948)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Ypsilopus furcistipes (Summerh.) D’haijčre & Stévart
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ypsilopus furcistipes (Summerh.) D’haijère & Stévart (2019)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic erect herb forming large clumps; stems woody, 7-20 cm long, leafy in upper part, rooting from base; roots smooth; leaves linear, ± falcate, 11-18x0,7-1,5 cm, twisted at base to lie in one plane; inflorescences 4-11 cm long, 8-20-flowered; flowers greenish-white or cream, in 2 rows; bracts ovate, 2-4 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3 mm long; sepals lanceolate 9-12x2-4 mm, acuminate; petals similar, 8-10x2-3 mm; lip 9-13x4-6 mm, with rhombic auricles at base, 3-lobed in apical half; side lobes shorter than midlobe, apices entire or fringed or forked; midlobe c. 2 mm long, apex toothed; spur filiform, 14-27 mm long, straight.
Ecology : Juniperus procera forest; scrub; 2500-2700 m alt.
  Resembling a large-flowering T. tricuspis and its relationship to the latter species needs further investigation. T. furcistipes sensu Reekmans in Lejeunia, N.S. 100: 46, 1980 = T. tricuspis.
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