African Plant Database

Tridactyle lagosensis (Rolfe) Schltr.
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 145 (1918)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Basionym : Angraecum lagosense Rolfe
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum lagosense Rolfe (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems slender, hanging, to 35 cm long; leaves numerous, linear-lanceolate, 4-7,5x0,4-0,9 cm; inflorescences to 0,6 cm long, 3-4-flowered; flowers white, small; bracts ovate, c. 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3-4 mm long; sepals elliptic-ovate, 3-5x2-3 mm; petals obliquely oblong, 3-4x1 mm; lip c. 4-7x2-3 mm, 3-lobed in middle; side lobes spreading, linear; midlobe triangular; spur shorter than lip, bent like a knee near middle, club-shaped, mouth wide.
Ecology : Forest; evergreen forest; on trunks and large branches of trees 15-30 m above ground; on, e.g., Gilbertiodendron dewevrei; 150-700 m alt. (Gabon).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
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Record n°45048 modified 2007-02-19
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