African Plant Database

Tridactyle trimikeorum Dare
Protologue : Excelsa 19: 84 (1999)
Information on the genus : Tridactyle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Epiphytic or lithophytic erect herb; stems woody, to 12 cm long, seldom branched, covered with old leaf bases; roots tangled, strongly verrucose; leaves 7-14 in upper half of stem, lanceolate, 3,5-5,2x0,6-0,9 cm, leathery, with a triangular stipule at apex of leaf sheath; inflorescences from nodules “from which previous penduncles have emerged…along the lower bare stem and amongst leaves”, 0,7-1,5 cm long, densely 2-5-flowered; flowers yellowish-green; bracts c. 1 mm long; pedicel and ovary c. 3 mm long; sepals expanded and united at base to form a sheath for the spur; petals lanceolate-ovate, 2,5 x c. 1 mm (similar to sepals); lip 3-4 mm long, auriculate at base, 3-lobed in upper part; midlobe triangular, c. 1,5 mm long; side lobes spreading, horn-like, c. 2 mm long; spur 6-7 mm long, cylindrical, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Wet Brachystegia woodland in mid-canopy in association with dense moss and lichens; on boulders in exposed situations; c. 1600 m alt.
  Closely allied to T. inaequilonga. Known only from the type locality (collected in 1999).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°59335 modified 2013-02-15
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