African Plant Database

Satyrium monophyllum Kraenzl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 284 (1901) 
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 15-25 cm tall; tubers ovoid, c. 2 cm long; stem slender, leafy, with a single basal leaf and 4-5 leaf-sheaths above; basal leaf appressed to ground, ovate, heart-shaped; lower stem sheaths larger and looser than upper ones; inflorescence short, to 12-flowered; flowers pale red; bracts reflexed, ovate-lanceolate, ± of length of flowers; sepals ligulate, 3-4 mm long, the laterals longer than dorsal; petals linear, similar to sepals but narrower; all tepals free from base; lip helmet-shaped, compressed; spurs slender, tapering, 10 mm long.
Ecology : Grassland; 1900 m alt.
  Known only from the type (Goetze 810). “The only gathering of this [plant] has been destroyed and the species should be sought for” (Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Orchid. 1: 190-191, 1968).
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