Tridactyle tridactylites (Rolfe) Schltr.

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Tridactyle tridactylites

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Nyamhingura Bridge, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

Tridactyle tridactylites

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamhingura Bridge, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Tridactyle ledermanniana (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Epiphytic or lithophytic herbs, sometimes growing in abundance, covering entire rocks or trees. Stems long and straggling, up to 1.5 m. Leaves borne on the apical part of the stem, linear, unequally lobed at the apex, up to 18 cm. Inflorescences mostly along the older parts of the stem, stiffly pointing downwards, c.10-flowered. Flowers straw-coloured. Lip 3-lobed; side lobes filiform mostly entire.
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Habitat: In evergreen and riverine forest at lower altitudes
Altitude range: (metres) 450 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
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:

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 Pages 141 - 142. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 293. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 142.


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African Plant Database: Tridactyle tridactylites
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tridactyle tridactylites
Ispot Southern Africa : Tridactyle tridactylites
JSTOR Plant Science: Tridactyle tridactylites
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tridactyle tridactylites
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Tridactyle tridactylites
Tropicos: Tridactyle tridactylites
West African Plants database: Tridactyle tridactylites


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 tridactylites.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=119020, retrieved 29 May 2016

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