African Plant Database

Satyrium carsonii Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(2): 265 (1898)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Satyrium nigericum Hutch. (1921)
=Satyrium leucanthum Schltr. (1915)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 15-90 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ovoid, 1-3x1 cm; stem erect, with 2 basal leaves and c. 4 leaf-like sheaths spread along its length; basal leaves ± opposite, ovate-reniform, 1,5-6x1-9 cm, appressed to ground; stem sheaths 2-6,5x1-2 cm, papery; inflorescence 4-15 cm long, 3-5 cm Ø, 3-20-flowered; flowers white, scented; bracts lanceolate, erect, 15-30x17 mm, reflexed; ovary c. 10 mm long, 6-winged; sepals and petals projecting or deflexed; dorsal sepal oblong, 7-17x3-4 mm; laterals 9-19x3-7 mm; petals oblanceolate, 8-15x2-5 mm; lip erect, forming a hood with prominent keel, c. 9-17x11-14 mm, apex curved back, mouth broad; spurs 8-10 mm long, tapering from a broad base, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Mixed woodland; edge of Brachystegia woodland; open grassland; tall-grass grassland with scattered trees; roadside grass; grazed grassland; humid savanna; dambo edges; 800-2330 m alt.

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