Tridactyle scottellii (Rendle) Schltr. 1918

Plant Photos by W Bachmann and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Scottell's Tridactyle

Flower Size

Found in Gasbon, Congo, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya in upland evergreen forests and riverine forests at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with straggling, compressed, pendent stems carrying grass-like, linear, unequally, subacutely bilobed apically, twisted and articulated basally leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on many, [3 to 4 mm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and carrying flowers that are softly scented

Synonyms *Angraecum scottellii Rendle 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1994 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006