Tridactyle verrucosa P.J.Cribb 1985 Drawing by M E Church/Cribb

Fragrant Part shade Cool Cold LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Verrucose Tridactyle [refers to the roots]

Flower Size

Found in Malawi and southern Tanzania on rocks in exposed montane forests and in brachystegia forests at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as amini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte with an erect stem with verrucose roots carrying fleshy-coriaceous, ,suberect-spreading narrowly oblong-elliptic, unequally roundly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a spreading-arcuate, [1 to 3 cm] long, fleshydensely 3 to 5 flwoered inflorescence with reflexed, ovate, shorter to as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying green to yellow, sweetly scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006