African Plant Database

Tridactyle inflata Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 291 (1948)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems numerous, 12-20 cm long, forming dense clumps, foliate in upper part; leaves linear, 5-7x0,6-0,8 cm; inflorescences to 1 cm long, 3-flowered; flowers pale green, column orange, slightly fragrant; bracts ovate, c. 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary 5-6 mm long; sepals oblong, c. 4x2 mm; petals similar but smaller; lip flabellate, c. 3x3 mm, auriculate at base, apex obscurely 3-lobed; side lobes triangular, apical margins toothed; midlobe triangular, c. 1 mm long and wide; spur clavate, c. 5 mm long, straight.
Ecology : “On thorn and Combretum trees, heavily draped in moss and lichen, subjected to morning mist” (Kew Bull. 3: 291, 1948); 1600-1800 m alt.
  Resembling T. stipulata but shape of lip and spur different. Known only from the type collected in 1942.
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