African Plant Database

Satyrium ivantalae Rchb. f.
Protologue : Flora 48: 183 (1865)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb c. 30-60 cm tall, “with the habit of Orchis militaris”; tubers 2, ovoid or globose, 1,2-2 cm long; stem leafy below, clothed above with sheath-like leaves; lower 2-3 leaves elliptic-oblong, long-sheathing, spreading, rather fleshy, 10-17,5x3,5-4,5 cm, shining bright green; inflorescence cylindrical, 7,5-> 10 cm long; flowers white with rose-coloured streaks; bracts greenish-purple, ovate-lanceolate, 14-20 mm long, deflexed; “pedicel” 6 mm long; sepals 8 mm long; dorsal sepal linear-oblong, concave; laterals slightly broader, spreading; petals similar to dorsal sepal; lip concave, 6 mm long, mouth rather narrow; spurs 2, linear, c. 8 mm long, slightly curved.
Ecology : “Somewhat plentiful in marshy places round the great lake of Ivantâla; plentiful in grassy marshes…”.
  Perhaps a synonym of S. cristatum var. longilabiatum. Also said to be similar in habit to S. nepalense and the S. African S. lupulinum Lindl.
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