African Plant Database

Satyrium chlorocorys Rchb. f. ex Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(2): 268 (1898)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Satyrium fallax Schltr. (1915)
=Satyrium kraenzlinii Rolfe
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial robust herb 20-90 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ellipsoid, 1,5-3x0,5-1,8 cm; stem erect, leafy; leaves 4-8, the lowest 1-2 sheath-like, the next 1-3 spreading, close together near stem base, lanceolate, 5-24x3-9 cm, the upper ones bract-like; inflorescence cylindrical, 3-37x1-4 cm, 6-many-flowered; flowers curved outwards, sessile, (yellowish) green, rarely white; bracts lanceolate, 10-25 mm long, reflexed; ovary 6-9 mm long; sepals and petals curled under; dorsal sepal oblanceolate, 4-6x1 mm; laterals longer but much broader; petals shorter and narrower; lip fleshy, ellipsoid, hooded, 4-7 mm long, mouth small; spurs slender, 8-22 mm long, tapering.
Ecology : Grassland; rocky places; miombo woodland; usually in drier areas, rarely damp places; often forming large colonies; 1350-3000 m alt.
  S. chlorochorys sensu Kraenzl. 1899: 685, p. p., non Rolfe = S. volkensii.

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