Tridactyle armeniaca (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918

Plant and Flower

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Part Shade Warm Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Orange Tridactyle

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm]

Found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gabon? and the Gulf of Guinea Islands? in montane rainforests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with long erect stems carrying in 2 rows, ligulate to lanceoalte-ligulate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Angorchis armeniaca (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Angraecum armeniacum Lindl. 1839; Angraecum whitfieldii Rendle 1895; Sarcanthus armeniacus Rchb.f. 1856; Tridactyle whitfieldii (Rendle) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 #10 1963; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006