Tridactyle cruciformis Summerh. 1948 Photo by Bob Campbell

Partial shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Cross Shaped Tridactyle

Flower Size

Found in Kenya and Tanzania in forest patches at elevations of 1200 to 2200 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing, pendulous epiphyte with slender, woody, upturned apically stems carryinggrasslike, linear, unequally and acutely bilobed apically, glossy green leaves taht blooms in the summer on a .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Pt 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; The Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide