African Plant Database

Tridactyle oblongifolia Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 3(2): 286 (1948)
Notes : [sensu Stévart 2003; Geerinck 1992 p.p.=T. anthomaniaca (Rchb. f.) Summerh.]
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic small herb; stems to 8 cm long, little-branched, with verrucose roots; leaves numerous, oblong-ligulate, 2-12x0,7-1,7 cm, leathery (not fleshy), twisted at base to lie in one plane, articulated at base to sheaths 1,6-2 cm long; inflorescences < 1 cm long, 2-3-flowered; flowers greenish-white, turning yellow-orange; bracts triangular, 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3-5 mm long, lepidote; sepals oblong, 4-6x2 mm, lepidote outside; petals lanceolate, acuminate, 4-5x1-2 mm; lip entire but for 2 basal tooth-like auricles, lanceolate, acute, c. 4x1 mm; spur filiform, 10-15 mm long.
Ecology : Humid forest, riverine forest; often hanging above a river; 900-1300 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
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Record n°45073 modified 2017-06-01
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