Tridactyle brevifolia Mansf.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Nguru Mountains, Uluguru Mountains).

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A small erect epiphyte with 6–10 cm. long stems, 2 mm. in diameter, leafy in apical part.
Morphology Roots
Roots 1–2 mm. in diameter, smooth.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear, unequally roundly bilobed at the apex, 2–4.5 cm. long, 2–4 mm. wide, articulated to 6–7 mm. long leaf-sheaths.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 2–3 cm. long, 4–9-flowered; peduncle 5 mm. long; bracts amplexicaul, triangular, 0.5–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers butterscotch-yellow with a reddish anther-cap; pedicel and ovary 4–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal elliptic, obtuse, 3.5–3.7 mm. long, 2 mm. wide; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, obtuse, 3.5–4.2 mm. long, 2.7–2.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong-elliptic, obtuse, 3–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–1.6 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3-lobed at the apex, auriculate at the base, 3–3.5 mm. long, 2–2.2 mm. wide; side lobes obscure; mid-lobe oblong, 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur clavate, pendent, 6–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 1 mm. long.
Habitat
In montane mist-forest, on small trees; 1650–2100 m.
Distribution
T6 known only from the Uluguru and Nguru Mts.

Native to:

Tanzania

Tridactyle brevifolia Mansf. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 23, 1976 Cribb, P.J. [10311], Tanzania K000382756 No
Sep 4, 1975 Mwasumbi, L.B. [11312], Tanzania K000382758 No
Pocs, T. [89056], Tanzania 53556.000 No
Manktelow, S. [91345], Tanzania 56559.000 No
Pocs, T. [89053], Tanzania K000382760 Yes
Kisena, C.M. [914], Tanzania K000382761 No
Cribb, P.J. [10381], Tanzania K000382757 No
Pocs, T. [89056], Tanzania K000382755 No
Schlieben, H.J. [2982], Tanzania K000382759 No

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 1063 (1934)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mansf. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 1063 (1934).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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