African Plant Database

Satyrium kermesinum Kraenzl.
Protologue : Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 945 (1901)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 8-15 cm tall; tubers ovoid, 1-1,2x0,8 cm; stem with 2 basal leaves, otherwise leafless; leaves sub-opposite, ovate-acute, ± fleshy, 2x1,5-1,8 cm; inflorescence laxly 3-15-flowered; flowers carmine with darker stripes; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 6-7 mm long, shorter than ovary; sepals and petals free to base, c. 5 mm long; dorsal sepal obovate-oblong; lateral sepals and petals narrower; lip somewhat convex, c. 5 mm long, constricted above middle, apex widened above, margins crenulate; spurs cylindrical, as long as lip.
Ecology : Low woodland; 1500 m alt.
  Known only from the type collected in 1899 (Goetze 1439), destroyed B.
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