African Plant Database

Tridactyle tanneri P.J. Cribb
Protologue : Kew Bull. 34(2): 338 (1979)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic small erect herb; stems 1-4 cm long with long smooth roots; leaves 5-11, linear, 6-16x0,6-1 cm, pale- to mid-green with darker green spots, apex unequally 2-lobed, each lobe toothed; inflorescences arching, 2-5 cm long, 2-8-flowered; flowers (dull) green, scabrid outside; bracts reflexed, ovate, c. 4 mm long; pedicel and ovary 6-8 mm long; sepals oblong, acute, 7-9x c. 3 mm; petals lanceolate, acuminate, 7x2 mm; lip 8-9 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, base auriculate, obscurely 3-lobed in middle; side lobes tooth-like, 1 mm long; midlobe triangular, 3-4 mm long, fleshy; spur 18-20 mm long, pendent, curved at apex.
Ecology : Warm evergreen forest; dwarf forest; on small trees in deep shade; 1200-1600 m alt.
  This species might be more appropriately placed in the genus Ypsilopus.
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