Tridactyle tanneri P.J. Cribb 1979 Photo by Bob Campbell and the Orchids of Kenya ,

Deep shadeWarm Cool Winter

Common Name Tanner's Tridactyle

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania in deep shade in submontane and dwarf evergreen foresta at elevations of 1450 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a shortstem carrying several, linear, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, pale green with dark splotched leaves that blooms in the winter on a arching to pendant, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, 2 to 8 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 photo good; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation LaCroix 1997; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide