FZ.51. Tridactyle Schltr.

Key to species

1Inflorescences 3-6(10) flowered, short or clustered2
1Inflorescences 6-30 flowered, long and spike-like5
2Leaves terete or nearly so, apices not notchedTridactyle tridentata
2Leaves not terete, unequally notched at the apex3
3Leaves thick and fleshy, 10-15 mm wide; lip more or less entireTridactyle anthomaniaca
3Leaves not fleshy, less than 10 mm wide; lip 3-lobed4
4Stems up to 30 cm, pendent; leaves soft and thinly textured, linear, up to 15 cmTridactyle inaequilonga
4Stems less than 15 cm, erect; leaves lanceolate, stiff and leathery, less than 6 cmTridactyle verrucosa
5Lip with lateral lobes entire6
5Lip with lateral lobes fimbriateTridactyle bicaudata
6Stem short, erect; leaves in a distinct fan, leathery, inflorescences arising at the base of the stemTridactyle tricuspis
6Stem long, pendent; leaves not in a distinct fan, inflorescences spread along the stemTridactyle tridactylites

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Tridactyle: Key to species.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species-key.php?genus_id=451, retrieved 19 September 2021

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