Tridactyle inaequilonga (De Wild.) Schltr.

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Tridactyle inaequilonga

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Tridactyle inaequilonga

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Tridactyle inaequilonga

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Tridactyle acutoemarginata (De Wild.) Schltr.
Tridactyle scottellii (Rendle) Schltr. var. stipulata (De Wild.) Geerinck
Common names:
Frequency: Fairly common
Status: Native
Epiphytic herb, normally pendent. Pendent stems usually bare, except for sheaths of old leaf bases and 3-6 fresh leaves at the apex. Leaves linear with 2 distinctly unequal lobes at the apex. Flowers along the stem in short clusters of 2-6(10), yellowish-green to straw-orange. Lip 3-lobed for about half the length.
Derivation of specific name: inaequilonga: of unequal length, referring to the two unequal lobes at the leaf apex
Habitat: At high levels in trees of submontane and riverine forest, occasionally in high rainfall Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1250 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Tanzania and the DRC south to Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
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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. & Cribb, P.J. (1998). Orchidaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 11(2) Pages 448 - 449.

La Croix, I. et al. (1983). Malawi Orchids Volume 1 Epiphytic Orchids National Fauna Preservation Society of Malawi Pages 137 - 138. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 292. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tridactyle inaequilonga
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tridactyle inaequilonga
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tridactyle inaequilonga
Tropicos: Tridactyle inaequilonga

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tridactyle inaequilonga., retrieved 17 July 2019

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