African Plant Database

Tridactyle muriculata (Rendle) Schltr.
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36: 146 (1918)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Basionym : Angraecum muriculatum Rendle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum muriculatum Rendle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems stout, branching, to 4,5 cm long, with many verrucose roots; leaves linear-oblong, 5-6,5x0,7-0,9 cm; flowers 15 mm Ø; sepals c. 7x3 mm; petals lanceolate, c. 6x1 mm; lip ± entire with 2 small auricles at base, 65 mm long; side lobes tooth-like; midlobe long, narrow, acute, c. 6x1 mm; spur 30 mm long.
Ecology : Forest; on an isolated tree in a village (W Cameroon) at 700 m alt.; 150-700 m alt.
  Closely related to T. anthomaniaca but leaves narrower, flowers larger, spur much longer. Known from only 2 collections: Talbot, SE Nigeria, collected in 1911; Droissart & al., W Cameroon, Komba Tida road, collected in 2005. The “typical habitat is under threat at both locations”. Cultivated in Yaoundé shadehouse.
  • DROISSART, V., B. SONKÉ & AL. (2009). New orchid records from Atlantic Central Africa. Edinburgh J. Bot. 66: 129 
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