African Plant Database

Satyrium elongatum Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(2): 268 (1898)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 45-90 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ± ovoid, 4-4,5x1-2 cm; sterile shoot to 7 cm long, 3-4-leaved, upper leaves lanceolate, 17-19x3,5-5,5 cm; fertile shoot almost covered by sheathing leaves; sheaths 6-10, lanceolate, c. 5-12x1,5-3 cm; inflorescence cylindrical, 11-30x1,5-2 cm, laxly many-flowered; flowers curved outwards, sessile, greenish (-white) turning brown; bracts pinkish (as rachis), reflexed, 8-27 mm long; ovary 5-7 mm long; sepals and petals decurved; dorsal sepal oblong, 4-6x1 mm; laterals similar but c. twice as wide; petals oblanceolate, c. 4x1 mm, margin ciliolate; lip obovoid, c. 5-6x6-8 mm, mouth narrow; spurs 5-8 mm long, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Damp grasslands; swamps; marshy ground; grassy slopes; open bush; 1500-1900 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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