African Plant Database

Tridactyle sarcodantha Mansf.
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 1063 (1934)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Ypsilopus sarcodanthus (Mansf.) D’haijčre & Stévart
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Ypsilopus sarcodanthus (Mansf.) D’haijère & Stévart (2019)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems c. 5 cm long, suberect; leaves linear, 9-16,5x1,2-1,3 cm, twisted at base, apex unequally 2-lobed, each lobe with 2 blunt teeth; inflorescences to 9 cm long; flowers yellowish, fleshy; bracts ovate, 4 mm long; pedicel and ovary 5 mm long, lepidote; sepals ovate-lanceolate, 9-10x c. 3 mm, outside lepidote; petals triangular-lanceolate, c. 8x2 mm; lip cuneate-rectangular, c. 11x4 mm, auriculate at base, 3-lobed near apex; side lobes spreading, c. 2 mm long; midlobe triangular-acuminate, 6 mm long; spur 22 mm long, incurved, slightly inflated towards apex.
Ecology : Forest; 1800 m alt.
  Allied to T. tanneri (but T. sarcodantha has unspotted leaves; cf. Kew Bull. 34: 338, 340). Known only from the type collected in 1933 (Tanzania, Uluguru Mts).
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