Tridactyle latifolia Summerh. 1948Drawing by John S Ball and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Broad Leaved Tridactyle

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Gulf of Guinea Islands and Gabon on trees along rivers as a small to medium sized, ususlly pendent growing hot to warm growing epiphyte with robust, semi-pendent stems carrying 5 to 6, narrowly elliptic-oblong, curved, leathery, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on several, lax, 2 to 4.6" [5 to 11.5 cm] long, 8 to 18 flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!!


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