African Plant Database

Tridactyle eggelingii Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 289 (1948)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb, often pendent, tufted; stems 10-60 cm long, with smooth roots; leaves distichous, spreading, linear, 2,5-6,5x0,2-0,5 cm, articulated at base with 1-1,3 cm long lepidote sheaths; inflorescences very short, c. 0,8 cm long, 2-3-flowered; flowers greenish-whitish; bracts < 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3-4 mm long, lepidote; sepals oblong, c. 4x2 mm; petals oblong, c. 4x1 mm; lip 4 mm long, base auriculate, 3-lobed in apical half; side lobes spreading, linear, apex fimbriate; midlobe triangular, 2x1 mm; spur filiform, 6-7 mm long, straight.
Ecology : Rain-forest; on exposed trees; on, e.g., Entandrophragma speciosum; 1600-2400 m alt.
  An Albertine Rift endemic.
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°45061
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