African Plant Database

Tridactyle phaeocephala Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 292 (1948)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems erect or pendent, 9-30 cm long, with smooth roots; leaves linear, 3-14x0,4-0,5 cm, bright green, glossy; inflorescences 1-4 cm long, 3-7-flowered; flowers pale green, anther cap brown; bracts ovate, c. 2 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 4 mm long, lepidote; sepals oblong-elliptic, c. 5-6x2-3 mm; petals oblong-lanceolate, c. 5x2 mm; lip c. 4-6 mm long, 7 mm wide, auriculate at base, 3-lobed in middle; side lobes spreading, linear, 2-4 mm long, 2-6-lacerate at apex; midlobe linear, acute, c. 2 mm long; spur 8-9 mm long, straight, apex inflated.
Ecology : (Dwarf) forest; 2200-2400 m alt.
  Said to be close to T. stipulata but leaves narrower and flower colour different, and side lobes of lip fimbriate.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°45052
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