African Plant Database

Satyrium orbiculare Rolfe
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(2): 266 (1898)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 10-35 cm tall, glabrous; tubers ellipsoid, 0,6-2,2x0,5-0,8 cm; stem with 2 basal leaves and 4-7 loosely sheathing, swollen leaves above, 1,5-3x1-1,7 cm; basal leaves 2, appressed to ground, orbicular-reniform, 1,5-4x2-6 cm; inflorescence 2,5-7 cm long, 1,2-2,3 cm Ø, ± densely 6-30-flowered; flowers yellowish- to bright red; bracts lanceolate, 7-15 mm long, reflexed; ovary 6-8 mm long; sepals and petals spreading; dorsal sepal oblanceolate, 7-8x2-3 mm; laterals ovate, 6-8x4 mm; petals oblanceolate, 5-7x2-3 mm; lip ellipsoid, hooded, 6-7 mm long, keeled on back, mouth wide; spurs slender, 9-10 mm long, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Grassland; woodland; 1400-2200 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]: 203
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