African Plant Database

Tridactyle pentalobata P.J. Cribb & Stévart
Protologue : Kew Bull. 59(2): 202 (2004)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems > 30 cm long, pendulous; leaves > 6, imbricate, ovate-elliptic, 11,3-13,5x1,9-2,3 cm, thin textured, keeled beneath, twisted at base to lie in one plane; inflorescences 3,4-5,3 cm long, borne opposite leaves, to 11-flowered; flowers green to yellow, distichous; bracts c. 2x2 mm, amplexicaul; pedicel and ovary 4 mm long; sepals oblong, 4-6x2 mm; petals oblong, c. 4x2 mm; lip oblong, c. 4x3 mm, 3-lobed near apex, basal auricles triangular; side lobes oblong, short; midlobe triangular, 1 mm long; spur 9 mm long, apex inflated.
Ecology : Primary forest; in middle part of the canopy, 25 m above ground; 465 m alt.
  Distinctive species; lip resembling that of T. tridentata. Differs from T. tridentata by its flattened (not terete) leaves, and apex of spur inflated. Known only from the type locality (Gabon, Crystal Mts Natl. Park). Collected in 2002.
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see under Orchidées d'Afrique Centrale
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