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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Tridactyle

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

About 42 species (sub-Saharan Africa), with seven species native to southern Africa. An additional two species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Tridactyle anthomaniaca

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Tridactyle bicaudata

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Tridactyle gentilii


Tridactyle scottellii

[= Tridactyle inaequilonga]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Tridactyle tricuspis

Tridactyle tridactylites

Recorded from Mozambique.

Tridactyle tridentata

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Tridactyle latifolia

Native to tropical Africa.


Tridactyle tannerii

Native to tropical Africa.