Tridactyle bicaudata subsp. rupestris

Tridactyle bicaudata subsp. rupestris

 

Description

Please see the article on Tridactyle bicaudata subsp. bicaudata. This differs from the other form, which is lithophytic, leaves stiff, curved and up to 60mm long.  

Distribution in South Africa

Restricted to the coast, from Port Elizabeth to southern Kwa Zulu Natal.   

 
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Typical habitat

Restricted to the coast, in full sun, from near sea level to 600m.

 

Flowering Period

This species typically flowers between October to February.   

 

Distribution elsewhere in Africa

This species is restricted to South Africa and is therefor endemic.   

 

Conservation Status

Click on the distribution map to see the latest conservation status also refer to Provincial Species List on this site for Provincial Red and Orange listing and SANBI Orchid red list

All orchids are protected under CITES regulations.

 

References and additional information

Johnson, S.D., Bytebier, B. Stärker, H. (2010). Orchids of South Africa: A field guide. Struik Nature, Cape Town, South Africa.

La Croix, I.F. la Croix, E. (1997). African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, USA.


This genus and species article was written by Duncan McFarlane, edited by Karsten Wodrich and published 2019-05-24.

 

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