African Plant Database

Tridactyle minuta P.J. Cribb
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa (Part 3): 612 (1991)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems slender, pendent, little-branched, leafy in apical part, with verrucose roots; leaves linear, grass-like, 7,3-11,5x c. 0,2 cm, twisted and articulated at base to a spotted sheath 1,5-2,2 cm long; inflorescences 5-7 mm long, 3-5-flowered; peduncle 1-2 mm long; flowers greenish-yellow, column orange; bracts ovate, < 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 2 mm long; sepals ± oblong, c. 2x1 mm; petals elliptic-acute, < 2 x < 1 mm; lip deflexed, c. 1,5 mm long, 1,8 mm wide, 3-lobed in apical half; side lobes spreading, triangular, as large as the triangular midlobe; spur club-shaped, 3 mm long, ± incurved.
Ecology : Dwarf mist forest on steep slopes; 1400-1700 m alt.
  In habit resembling T. virgula.
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