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

Zambia: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
anthomaniaca (Rchb. f.) Summerh.Nw,Lp,McDescription, Image
bicaudata (Lindl.) Schltr.N,CN,CDescription, Image
citrina P.J. CribbNN,McDescription
filifolia (Schltr.) Schltr.Nw
gentilii (De Wild.) Schltr. Nw
inaequilonga (De Wild.) Schltr.EDescription, Image
translucens Summerh. [DD]Nw
tricuspis (Bolus) Schltr.N,CN,Mc,CDescription, Image
tridactylites (Rolfe) Schltr.Cb,LpDescription, Image
tridentata (Harv.) Schltr.NwDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tridactyle:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tridactyle
Flora of Malawi: Tridactyle
Flora of Mozambique: Tridactyle
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tridactyle

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tridactyle
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tridactyle
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tridactyle
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tridactyle
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tridactyle
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tridactyle
JSTOR Plant Science: Tridactyle
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tridactyle
Plants of the World Online: Tridactyle
Tropicos: Tridactyle
Wikipedia: Tridactyle

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Tridactyle.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=451, retrieved 23 April 2024

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