AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Tridactyle stevartiana Geerinck, Taxonomania 2: 7 (2001).
Description:
Inflorescences up to 1 cm long, 2- or 3-flowered. Flowers white, small; lip deeply 3-lobed; side lobes shorter than the mid-lobe and minutely denticulate along their inner margins.
Etymology:
The specific epithet honours the Belgian botanist, Tariq Stevart.
Habitat:
Epiphyte in forest; flowering in February.
Cultivation:
As given for the genus, warm growing epiphyte.
Distribution:
SW. Rwanda
References:
Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans and Campbell 2006; World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.kew.org/wcsp/monocots/ accessed 21.03.2017
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