Tridactyle crassifolia Summerh. 1948

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Vincent Droissart and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Part shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Thick Leaved Tridactyle

Flower Size

Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon and Zaire in evergreen forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with long branching, often pendent stems carrying many, linear-lanceolate, thick, fleshy, v-shaped in cross-section, greyish green leaves that blooms in the later summer on a short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying very small yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006