AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Tridactyle nalaensis (De Wild.) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 147 (1918).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Angraecum nalaense De Wild., Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 5: 189 (1916).
Description:
Plants with slender stems up to 30 cm long. Leaves broadly oblong to subelliptic, shortly bilobed at the apex, 1-2.5 cm long, 5-6 mm wide. Inflorescence single-flowered. Flower colour unknown; sepals and petals suboval, acute, 6-7 mm long, 2 mm wide; lip with rounded auricles at the base, otherwise entire, subelliptic, acute, 6 mm long, 2.5 mm wide; spur slender, 4 cm long.
Habitat:
Epiphyte in dense forests.
Cultivation:
As given for the genus.
Distribution:
C. Zaïre
References:
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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