Tridactyle truncatiloba Summerh. 1948Photo by P Obame and The Orchidaceae of Central Africa Website

Fragrance Part sunHot to Warm Summer

Common Name The Cut Off Lobe Tridactyle [refers to the lobes of the lip]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Gabon as a small to large sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte with an erect to straggling, leafy towards the apex stem carrying strap-shaped, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a mostly below the leaves, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying strongly sweetly scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultvation La Croix 1997 drawing/photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006 photo fide