Tridactyle stipulata (De Wild.) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 147 (1918).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Angraecum stipulatum De Wild., Miss. Ém. Laurent 1: 226 (1906).
Tridactyle scottellii var. stipulata (De Wild.) Geerinck, in Fl. Afr. Centr., Orchid.(2): 535 (1992).
Plant with long, branching stems, bearing a sort of needle-shaped stipule 4 mm long at the top of the leaf sheath. Leaves linear-lanceolate, tapering to both ends, unequally bilobed at the apex, 9-11 cm long, 9-12 mm wide. Inflorescence a short raceme above or at the side of the ‘stipule’, 15 mm long, 5- or 6-flowered. Flowers white, washed with cream and rose; sepals subequal, lateral sepals a little wider than dorsal sepal, 4 mm long; petals lanceolate, as long as the sepals; lip 3-lobed, lateral lobes spreading, more slender than median lobe, auricles at the base tooth-like, 5 mm long; spur slender, 9 mm long, acute at the apex.
As given for the genus.
C. Zaïre
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; accessed 21.03.2017
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