African Plant Database

Tridactyle cruciformis Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 1948, 293 (1948)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb hanging in large masses; roots verrucose; stems slender, woody, 9-60 cm long, apices ascending; leaves distichous, linear, grass-like, 7-23x0,1-0,3 cm, glossy green; inflorescences 2-5 cm long, 5-9-flowered; peduncle 2-8 mm long; flowers pale green or greenish-yellow, sweetly scented (at night); bracts 1-2 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 3 mm long; sepals ovate-elliptic, 2-3x1-2 mm; petals linear, 2x < 1 mm; lip c. 2 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, strongly 3-lobed in middle, basal auricles reduced to an obscure thickening; side lobes spreading, c. 2 mm long, narrower than midlobe; spur slender, 11-13 mm long, incurved.
Ecology : Rain-forest; forest patches; 600-2200 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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