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This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to SW. Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A dwarf epiphyte with a short bilaterally flattened stem, 1.5 cm. long, 1 mm. diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, acute and shortly unequally bilobed at apex, 0.7–1.7 cm. long, 0.4–0.8 cm. wide, twisted at base to lie in one plane, articulated to a short sheath at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1-flowered, up to 2.2 cm. long; peduncle slender, 1–1.8 cm. long; bract ovate, acute, 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower not opening widely, pale green; pedicel and ovary ± 9 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal lanceolate, acute, 6.5 mm. long, 2.25 mm. wide; lateral sepals obliquely lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 7–8 mm. long, 2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 6–6.5 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 3-lobed in basal half, 6.5 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. wide, concave at base; side lobes narrowly oblong, erect, subacute at apex; mid-lobe much longer, lanceolate, acute, fleshy, 4–4.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur cylindrical, straight, 6.5–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 0.7–1 mm. long; rostellar arms 0.8 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 150.
Habitat
Epiphyte in forest; ± 1000 m.
Distribution
known only from the type collection U2

Native to:

Rwanda, Uganda

Triceratorhynchus comptus (Summerh.) Szlach., Oledrz. & Mytnik appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Eggeling, W.J. [5381], Uganda Distylodon comptum 25082.000 holotype
Eggeling, W.J. [5381], Uganda Distylodon comptum K000220063 holotype

First published in Richardiana, N.S. 2: 95 (2018)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0