African Plant Database

Satyrium confusum Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 20: 176 (1966)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 30-85 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ovoid, 2-5x1-2 cm; sterile shoot to 10 cm tall, 3-5-leaved, lowermost 1-2 leaves sheathing, upper ones lanceolate, 8-23x2-3 cm; flowering shoot covered by 6-12 sheathing leaves, lanceolate, 6-12x1,5-3 cm; inflorescence 10-24 cm long, 1,5-2,5 cm Ø, densely many-flowered; flowers curved outwards, orange or brownish-red; bracts 10-25 mm long, reflexed; pedicel and ovary curved, 6-8 mm long; sepals and petals deflexed; dorsal sepal oblong, 5-6x1 mm; laterals similar but wider; petals similar but smaller and margin ciliolate; lip thick, ellipsoid, hooded, 5-6x7-8 mm, apex reflexed, mouth narrow; spurs 6-8 mm long, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Wet grassland sometimes with scrub; seasonal dambo; rarely woodland; 1500-2100 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 213
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