Tridactyle translucens Summerh. 1948 Drawing by Williamson

Part shade Cool LATESummer EARLIERFall

Common Name The Transluscent Tridactyle

Flower Size

Found in Zambia in Cryptosepalum and Bracystegia Woodlands at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with several erect stems carrying several, distichous, ligulate to lanceolate-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, v shaped in crossection, slightly recurved, very fleshy leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on an axillary, opposite the leaves, .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying transluscent greenish white to pale orange flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006