FZ.51. Tridactyle Schltr.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic or lithophytic, monopodial herbs, often robust and with elongated stems, bearing the remains of old leaf bases. Pseudobulbs 0. Leaves distichous, often twisted at the base to lie in one plane; apex unequally 2-lobed. Inflorescence arising opposite the leaves, 2-many-flowered. Flowers usually yellow, buff-orange or green, less often white. Sepals and petals similar, free, usually spreading. Lip 3-lobed with basal auricles; base spurred. Column short fleshy. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 38 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anthomaniaca (Rchb. f.) Summerh.N,SDescription, Image
bicaudata (Lindl.) Schltr.Description, Image
citrina P.J. CribbNDescription
filifolia (Schltr.) Schltr.S
inaequilonga (De Wild.) Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image
tricuspis (Bolus) Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image
tridactylites (Rolfe) Schltr.N,SDescription, Image
tridentata (Harv.) Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image
verrucosa P.J. CribbSDescription
virginea P.J. Cribb & la Croix[NrEnd]N

Other sources of information about Tridactyle:

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Flora of Mozambique: Tridactyle
Flora of Zambia: Tridactyle
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tridactyle

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tridactyle
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tridactyle
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tridactyle
Wikipedia: Tridactyle
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tridactyle
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tridactyle

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Tridactyle.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=451, retrieved 6 October 2022

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