African Plant Database

Satyrium flavum La Croix
Protologue : Kew Bull. 48(2): 364 (1993)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Satyrium parviflorum auct. A.V.Hall in sched.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 20-35 cm tall; stem with 2 basal leaves appressed to ground and 4-6 bract-like sheaths above; basal leaves orbicular (the larger) and ovate (the smaller) 3,5-7x2-5 cm; stem leaves 2-4 cm long; inflorescence cylindrical, 7-9x1,5-2 cm, laxly 5-10-flowered; flowers lemon-yellow, “strongly sweet scented, lightly gingerish ester” (Ball, o.c.: 244); bracts ovate, 15x9 mm, not reflexed, not tightly enclosing ovary; ovary 8-10 mm long; sepals and petals projecting then curved under; dorsal sepal oblong-lanceolate, 6x < 1 mm; laterals similar but ± twice as wide; petals like dorsal sepal; lip very convex, 6-8 mm long and wide, mouth narrow; spurs slender, 14-18 mm long, arched.
Ecology : Grassland amongst crags; 2000-2700 m alt.
  Has usually been identified as S. parviflorum (with basal leaves not appressed to ground, smaller flowers, shorter spurs).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1995). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 11[1]: 218
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