Tridactyle gentilii (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918 Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart Sun CoolSpring THROUGHSummer

Common Name Gentil's Tridactyle

Flower Size .65" [1.8 cm]

Found in Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Cameroom, Rwanda, Zaire, Uganada, Angola, Zambia, and Natal South Africa in dense forests adn gallery forests near rivers and swamps at elevations of 1700 to 2200 as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying linear, ligulate to oblong, obtusely bilobed apically, rounded lobe leaves that blooms in the spring and summer, on an axilalry, 6" [15 cm] long, 7 to 15 flowered inflorescence with extremely fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Angraecum gentilii De Wild.1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1985; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation LaCroix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide