African Plant Database

Tridactyle armeniaca (Lindl.) Schltr.
Protologue : Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2. 36(2): 143 (1918)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Basionym : Angraecum armeniacum Lindl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Angraecum armeniacum Lindl. (1839)
 Angorchis armeniaca (Lindl.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tridactyle whitfieldii (Rendle) Schltr.
=Angraecum whitfieldii Rendle (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems erect with robust aerial roots, woody at base, forming tufts; leaves numerous, linear-lanceolate, 5-12x1-2 cm, distichous, distinctly narrowed in upper part; inflorescences axillary, 5-8 cm long, 8-10-flowered; flowers small, resupinate, orange-green; bracts triangular, c. 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary erect, 2-3 mm long, glabrous; sepals lanceolate-acute, 3-5x1-2 mm; petals similar, 2-4x1 mm; lip 3-5 mm long, 4-5 mm wide across side lobes, distinctly 3-lobed near middle, base shortly auriculate; midlobe triangular, c. 2x1 mm; side lobes entire, spreading, 3 mm long; spur 6-9 mm long, club-shaped, swollen in apical two-thirds.
Ecology : Forest; rain-forest; forested ravines; on large branches and in forks of large trees; on, e.g., Syzygium staudtii; 410-1700 m alt.
  Very difficult to distinguish from T. tridactylites. They are perhaps conspecific (cf.Stévart & de Oliveira, Guide orchid. S. Tomé & Príncipe: 99, 2000.
  S. Tomé.
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