African Plant Database

Satyrium aciculare van der Niet & P.J. Cribb
Protologue : Kew Bull. 61: 264 (2006)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 8-13 cm tall; tubers ± obconical, 1-1,2x0,5-0,6 cm; stem with 2-3 scattered leaves, these filiform-linear, 1-2x c. 0,1 cm, base tubular-sheathing (0,8-1,5 cm); inflorescence 1,5-2 cm long (rachis), 3-6-flowered; flowers rose-red, lip spotted with purple; bracts oblong-elliptic, 3-6 mm long; pedicel and ovary 3-4 mm long; sepals elliptic-spathulate, c. 3x1 mm; petals spathulate, c. 3x1 mm; lip hooded, ovate-cucullate, acute, 5-6x c. 4 mm; spurs 2 mm long, ± divergent.
Ecology : Moorland; 2100 m alt.
  Known only from the type collected in 1959 in an area of Angola seldom visited by botanists.
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Record n°181717 modified 2007-01-08
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