Tridactyle fusifera Mansf., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 36: 63 (1934).
Plant erect with long stems and thick aerial roots. Leaves in 2 rows, ligulate or linear-ligulate, unequally bilobed at the apex, up to 18 cm long, 13 mm wide. Inflorescences axillary or below the leaves, up to 4 cm long. Flowers greenish white, small; sepals broadly lanceolate, 2-4 mm long; lateral sepals oblique and shortly connate at the base; petals linear-lanceolate, acute; lip ovate scarcely 3-lobed but with a short tooth on each side below the middle, 2-4 mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm wide; spur somewhat inflated below the narrow mouth, 6.5-8 mm long.
Epiphyte in montane rain forest on large branches and in the fork of tree trunks; 600-1500 m; flowering in February.
As given for the genus, hot to cool growing epiphyte.
W. Trop. Africa to Cameroon
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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