Tridactyle anthomaniaca (Rchb. f.) Summerh.

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Tridactyle anthomaniaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Burma Valley

Tridactyle anthomaniaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Burma Valley

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Synonyms: Tridactyle lepidota (Rchb.f. ex Rolfe) Schltr.
Tridactyle trachyrrhiza (Schltr.) Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Epiphytic herb with elongated pendent stems. Leaves thickly leathery or semi-succulent, unequally notched at the apex, clasping the stem, often twisted at the base to lie in one plane. Flowers in leaf-opposed clusters along the stem, straw-coloured to brownish-orange. Petals and sepals similar; lip entire to slightly dentate at the margins. Spur 6-16 mm, slender, parallel to the ovary.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In high rainfall woodland and along the edges of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 8 January 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 336.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). A List of Epiphytic Orchids of Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 52.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Page 134. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 288. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tridactyle anthomaniaca
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tridactyle anthomaniaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=118980, retrieved 27 August 2016

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