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Orchid Species: Tridactyle bicaudata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Tridactyle bicaudata is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1914.
Tridactyle (Tr.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Lindl.) Schltr.
ORIGIN: Found in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopiam Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, ZAmbia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cape Province, Natal, and Transvaal South Africa in forests and woodlands at elevations of sea-level to 2500 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to cool growing, epiphytic, lithophytic or rarely terrestrial, monopodial orchid with slender, erect to pendulous stems that are leafy in the upper half, carrying 8 to 14, distichous, ligulate, spreading, unequally roundly, bilobed apically leaves articulated to the basal persistent leaf sheaths that blooms on a densely many [8 to 16] flowered, to 5 [12.5 cm] long, spreading inflorescence arising on the stem below the leaves with the fragrant flowers in 2 rows and all facing the same way and occurring in the summer. This species is best grown in a basket with a coarse bark mix with light to moderate shade and cool to warm temperatures.

FLOWER SIZE: Less than 1/2 inch [1.2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Angraecum Angcm bicaudatum 1837 Lindl.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm fimbriatum 1895 Rendle
Add+ Angraecum Angcm laciniatum 1929 Kraenzl.
Add+ Listrostachys Lit cirrhosa 1902 Kraenzl.
Add+ Tridactyle Tr fimbriata 1915 (Rendle) Schltr.
Add+ Tridactyle Tr polychista 1932 Schltr. ex Mansf.
Add+ Tridactyle Tr pulchella 1915 Schltr.
Add+ Listrostachys Lit bicaudata 1907 (Lindl.) Finet
Add+ Listrostachys Lit fimbriata 1902 (Rendle) Kraenzl.
Add+ Rhaphidorhynchus Rhaphidorhynchus fimbriatus 1907 (Rendle) Finet
Add+ Angorchis Angorchis bicaudata 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Tr. bicaudata 'Tierdon' (2004) Tr. bicaudata 'Riopelle' (1985) Tr. bicaudata 'Kyle' (1984) Tr. bicaudata 'Willow Pond' (1967)
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