Tridactyle oblongifolia Summerh. 1948

Photos by Francisco Perez-Vera

Full Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Oblong Leaved Tridactyle

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Uganda and Zaire in lowland rainforests as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendent, elongate, reed-like stem carrying distichous, basally twisted so as to be in one plane, ligulate-oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on several, axillary, .16" [4 mm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with very small, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 drawing/photo fide;