Tridactyle armeniaca (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918

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Part Shade Warm Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Orange Tridactyle

Flower Size

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; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006