African Plant Database

Satyrium aethiopicum Summerh.
Protologue : Kew Bull. 13(2): 257 (1958)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Satyrium bifolium A. Rich. (1840) non (L.) Wahlenb.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial erect herb to 60 cm tall; tubers ellipsoid, 1,5-3x0,8-1,5 cm; stem with 2 basal leaves appressed to ground, orbicular to heart-shaped, c. 10x10 cm, and with 3-5 sheathing bracts along entire length, to 5 cm long; inflorescence 6-13 cm long, ± densely 3-15-flowered; flowers white, > 20 mm Ø; bracts obovate, 12-34x6-12 mm; ovary 10-15 mm long; dorsal sepal narrowly obovate, 12-16x3-4 mm; laterals oblong-oblanceolate, 14-16x5-7 mm; petals similar to dorsal sepal but slightly shorter and narrower; lip orbicular, 14-16x14-16 mm, cucullate, obscurely 3-lobed; midlobe small, triangular; side lobes rounded; spurs dorsal, 14-20 mm long, tapering to apex, parallel to ovary.
Ecology : Shrubby meadows, open hillsides on steep slopes; Combretum-Terminalia woodland and bushland; Oxytenanthera abyssinica thickets; 1450-2500 m alt.
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