African Plant Database

Satyrium robustum Schltr.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 530 (1915) 
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 25-70 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ovoid, 1-2x0,5-0,8 cm; stem leafy; leaves 7-11, borne towards base of stem or stem covered with bracts along its length; the lowest leaves sheath-like, the next 4-6 spreading, lanceolate, to 8-28x3-5,5 cm; inflorescence cylindrical, 5-24x3-4 cm, densely 10-many-flowered; flowers spreading, bright pink to crimson; bracts leafy, conspicuous, 13-32 mm long, reflexed; ovary curved, c. 10 mm long; tepals projecting forwards; dorsal sepal oblanceolate, 8-12x2-3 mm; laterals similar but oblique, slightly wider; petals similar to dorsal sepal; lip very convex, hooded, 7-10 mm long, apex recurved, mouth wide; spurs slender, 12-18 mm long, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Swampy grassland; bogs; especially near streams; growing with Centrostigma occultans (orchid), Gladiolus laxiflorus; 1350-3300 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 156 (1995).
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