Tridactyle inaequilonga (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918

Plant and Flower in situ Zimbabwe

Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite


Common Name The Unequal Length Tridactyle [ referring to the two unequal lobes at the leaf apex]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zimbabwe high in trees of submontane and riverine forest, occasionally in high rainfall Brachystegia woodland at elevations of 1250 to 1800 meters as a often pendant, small sized, warm growing epiphyte with pendent stems usually bare, except for sheaths of old leaf bases and carries 3-6 fresh, linear, with 2 distinctly unequal lobes apically leaves and blooms in the late spring on a short, occuring along the stem, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Angraecum acutoemarginatum De Wild. 1916; *Angraecum inaequilongum De Wild. 1916; Tridactyle acutoemarginata (De Wild.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Epiphytic Orchids of Malawi Morris 1970; Malawi Orchids vol 1 La Croix 1983 drawing hmm; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Malawi Orchids La Croix 1983; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006