African Plant Database

Satyrium comptum Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 20: 174 (1966)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 7-20 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ovoid, 1-3x0,5-1 cm; stem erect, leafy; leaves 4-6, the lowermost sheath-like, the middle 1-3 spreading, ± opposite, lanceolate-orbicular, 2-4,5x1,5-4 cm, fleshy, the upper ones sheath-like; inflorescence to 5 cm long, 2-2,5 cm Ø, loosely 1-8-flowered; flowers curved outwards, white or rose-red, fragrant; bracts reflexed, lanceolate, 8-15 mm long; pedicel and ovary curved, 7-9 mm long; sepals and petals projecting forwards; dorsal sepal oblanceolate, 7-8x2 mm; laterals a little shorter and wider; petals like dorsal sepal but smaller and margin ciliolate; lip obovoid, fleshy, hooded, c. 7 mm long, margins ciliolate, mouth narrow; spurs curving away from ovary, 8-10 mm long.
Ecology : Cracks in rock face; 2650-2941 m alt.
  Occurs on the highest peaks around the Kitulo Plateau, SW Tanzania
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°46263
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