African Plant Database

Tridactyle flabellata P.J. Cribb
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa (Part 3): 617 (1991)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems arching, 6-16 cm long, with slender smooth roots; leaves arcuate, linear, 2,5-5x0,2-0,4 cm, twisted at base and articulated to black-spotted leaf-sheaths c. 5 mm long; inflorescences 1-several, 1-3,7 cm long, 3-12-flowered, peduncle 2-6 mm long; flowers white, anther cap brown; bracts ovate, 1-2 mm long; pedicel and ovary 2-3 mm long; sepals oblong-elliptic, 2-5x c. 2 mm; petals obovate, rounded, c. 3x2 mm; lip flabellate, c. 3x3-4 mm, apical margin erose; spur 4-5 mm long, curved.
Ecology : Forest on steep slopes; patches of elfin forest on ridge-tops; 1400-1600 m alt.
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