Tridactyle citrina P.J.Cribb 1977

DrawingDrawing/photo by Isobyl and Eric la Croix

Part shade Cool Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Lime Green Tridactyle

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in stunted high elevation Brachystegia forests and on scattered trees in grasslands at elevations of 1360 to 2100 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf sheaths carrying 2 to 4, stiff, tightl;y conduplicate, linear, obtuse leaves that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 2, axillary, below the leaves, to 4" [10 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescnece


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as T sp 13 drawing fide; Malawi Orchids vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing fide: AOS Bulletin Vol 63 #10 1994 photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006