Tridactyle phaeocephala Summerh.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An epiphyte with erect or pendent stems, 9–30 cm. long, 2–3 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Roots
Roots 2 mm. in diameter, smooth.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves suberect-spreading, linear, unequally obtusely or roundly bilobed at the apex, 3–8(–14) cm. long, 0.4–0.5 mm. wide, sap-green, glossy; twisted at base and articulated to sheaths, 9–14 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–4 cm. long, 3–7-flowered; bracts ovate, amplexicaul, 1.5–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale green with a brown stigma; pedicel and ovary 3.5–4.5 mm. long, lepidote.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal oblong-elliptic, acute or obtuse, 4.8–6 mm. long, 2.1–2.4 mm. wide; lateral sepals obliquely ovate, acute or obtuse, 5–5.2 mm. long, 2.4–3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong or lanceolate, acuminate, 4.5–5.7 mm. long, 1.7–1.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3-lobed in the middle, auriculate at the base, 3.6–5.8 mm. long, 7 mm. wide; side lobes spreading, linear, 2.5–4 mm. long, 2–6-lacerate at apex; midlobe linear-tapering, acute, 2–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur straight, inflated at apex, 8–9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 1–2 mm. long.
Habitat
In montane and dwarf montane forest; 2200–2400 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T3 T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Tridactyle phaeocephala Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 23, 1976 Cribb, P.J. [10462], Tanzania K000382786 No
Apr 23, 1976 Cribb, P.J. [10323], Tanzania K000382777 No
Apr 23, 1976 Cribb, P.J. [10323], Tanzania K000382778 No
Apr 23, 1976 Cribb, P.J. [10323], Tanzania K000382779 Yes
Dec 9, 1947 Bruce, E.M. [729], Tanzania K000306474 Unknown type material Yes
Dec 9, 1947 Bruce, E.M. [729], Tanzania K000306475 Unknown type material Yes
Dec 9, 1947 Greenway, P.J. [334], Tanzania K000382785 No
Dec 9, 1947 Moreau, R.E. [472], Tanzania K000382782 No
Dec 9, 1947 Moreau, R.E. [472], Tanzania K000382781 No
Dec 9, 1947 Moreau, R.E. [471], Tanzania K000382780 No
Tanzania 36796.000 No
Bruce, E.M. [729], Tanzania 8704.000 Unknown type material No
Moreau, R.E., Tanzania 8705.000 No
Greenway, P.J., Tanzania 8706.000 No
Jannerup, P.L. [0360], Tanzania 71168.000 No
Jannerup, P.L. [0360], Tanzania K000382774 No
Semsei, S.R. [2014], Tanzania K000382784 No
Jannerup, P.L. [0360], Tanzania K000382776 No
Semsei, S.R. [2014], Tanzania K000382783 No
Jannerup, P.L. [0360], Tanzania K000382775 No

First published in Kew Bull. 3: 292 (1948)

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

  • Summerh. in Kew Bulletin 3: 292 (1948).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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