African Plant Database

Satyrium hallackii Bolus
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 20: 476 1884
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Satyrium hallackii Bolus subsp. hallackii
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Satyrium foliosum var. helonioides Lindl.
Taxon infra-specific
Satyrium hallackii Bolus subsp. hallackii
Satyrium hallackii subsp. ocellatum (Bolus) A.V. Hall (1884)
Satyrium hallackii subsp. ballei (van der Niet & P.J. Cribb) van der Niet & P.J. Cribb (2006)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb, stout, 50-100 cm tall; stem leafy; leaves 8-12, the lowermost sheathing, the next 2-4 large, lanceolate, borne near stem base, to 23-28x c. 7,5 cm, the upper ones decreasing in size, becoming bract-like; inflorescence 3-24 cm long, 4-5 cm Ø, densely 6-20-50-70-flowered; flowers pink, or white flushed with pink, scent faintly soapy-sweet; bracts lanceolate,16-25x5 mm, reflexed; ovary 9-14 mm long; sepals and petals projecting forwards; sepals oblong, 7-10-15x1-3 mm, the laterals wider than dorsal; petals slightly shorter and narrower; lip 8-13 mm long, with a prominent dorsal crest, very concave, hooded, apex reflexed, mouth wide; spurs slender, tapering, 7-65 mm long, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Marshy areas, swamp, dambo, vlei; growing in scattered groups or colonies very conspicuous amongst the other marsh vegetation; 1000-1360 m alt.
  Pollinated by hawk-moths (Russel in Orchids S. Africa 34: 62, 2003).
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