African Plant Database

Satyrium amblyosaccos Schltr.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 535 (1915) 
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Satyrium papillosum Schltr. (1916) non Lindl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-65 cm tall; tubers ovoid, 2-3x0,6-1,8 cm; sterile stem short, 3-4-leaved, lower 2-3 leaves sheath-like, upper ones lanceolate, 13-18x3-4 cm, acute; flowering stem leafy, leaves 5-9, the largest in middle of stem, erect, lanceolate, 10-17x2,5-6,5 cm; inflorescence 5-21 cm long, densely many-flowered; flowers sessile, white to greenish; bracts prominent, lanceolate, 10-30x6-7 mm, reflexed; ovary 5-8 mm long, glabrous, keeled; dorsal sepal oblong-lanceolate, 6-10x1-2 mm; laterals slightly shorter but wider; petals slightly shorter, c. 1 mm wide; lip very convex, 6-9 mm long, apex beak-like, mouth wide; spurs sac-like, 2-3 mm long.
Ecology : Wet and dry grassland, sometimes among rocks; Brachystegia woodland; open spaces in woodland; marsh; edge of dambo; 1200-2300 m alt.
  Resembling a much commoner S. trinerve.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 155 (1995).
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