Tridactyle lagosensis (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918

Drawing by Chew and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Lagos Tridactyle [The Capital of Nogeria and the location area of the type]

Flower Size .28 to .48" [7 to 12 mm]

Found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in evergreen forests on trunks and large branches as a small to medium sized epiphyte with slender, pendent stems carrying linear-lanceolate to narrowly ligulate, thickuneq ually bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a .24" [6 mm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying small white flowers.

Synonyms *Angraecum lagosense Rolfe 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006

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