African Plant Database

Tridactyle crassifolia Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 285 (1948)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb with hanging, straggling stems 15-40 cm long; leaves many, very thick and fleshy, V-shaped in cross section, linear-ligulate, 3-8x0,6-1 cm, greyish-green; inflorescences axillary, 2-3 mm long, 1-3-flowered; flowers resupinate, very small, (greenish-)yellow; bracts very short, triangular; pedicel and ovary pubescent; sepals ovate-acute, 4-5x2 mm, pubescent beneath; petals lanceolate, 4-5x1 mm, margins finely denticulate; lip entire except for 2 auricles at base, lanceolate, 4-5x1 mm; spur cylindrical, straight, 10-15 mm long.
Ecology : (Evergreen) forest; inselbergs; 1-770 m alt.
  In Zaire: cultivated in “Jardin Gillet, Kisantu”. Flowers similar to those of T. anthomaniaca.
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
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Record n°45058
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