Tridactyle minuta P.J.Cribb 1989 TYPE Drawing by Phillip Cribb

Part shade Cool LATER Spring

Common Name The Small Trdactyle

Flower Size 3/16" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in southwestern Tanzania in the Uzungwa Mountains in dwarf montane mist forests on steep slopes at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a pendent, straggling, little branched, arcuate stems carrying at eh apex, grasslike, suberect, lenear, very unequally, acutely bilobed apically leaves taht blooms in the late spring from a few, along the mid stem, peduncle .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long overall, rachis fractiflex, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow flowers with an orange column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 3 Cribb 1989 Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006