FZ.51. Tridactyle Schltr.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic or lithophytic, monopodial herbs, often robust and with elongated stems, bearing the remains of old leaf bases. Pseudobulbs 0. Leaves distichous, often twisted at the base to lie in one plane; apex unequally 2-lobed. Inflorescence arising opposite the leaves, 2-many-flowered. Flowers usually yellow, buff-orange or green, less often white. Sepals and petals similar, free, usually spreading. Lip 3-lobed with basal auricles; base spurred. Column short fleshy. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 38 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

Tridactyle bicaudata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anthomaniaca (Rchb. f.) Summerh.EDescription, Image
bicaudata (Lindl.) Schltr.N,C,EDescription, Image
hurungweensis W. FibeckNDescription
inaequilonga (De Wild.) Schltr.EDescription, Image
tricuspis (Bolus) Schltr.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
tridactylites (Rolfe) Schltr.EDescription, Image
tridentata (Harv.) Schltr.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
verrucosa P.J. Cribb[VU]E,SDescription

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Other sources of information about Tridactyle:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tridactyle
Flora of Malawi: Tridactyle
Flora of Mozambique: Tridactyle
Flora of Zambia: Tridactyle

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tridactyle
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tridactyle
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tridactyle
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tridactyle
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tridactyle
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tridactyle
JSTOR Plant Science: Tridactyle
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tridactyle
Plants of the World Online: Tridactyle
Tropicos: Tridactyle
Wikipedia: Tridactyle

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Tridactyle.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=451, retrieved 21 February 2024

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