African Plant Database

Satyrium fimbriatum Summerh.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 343 (1932)
Information on the genus : Satyrium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb 15-40 cm tall, glabrous; tubers 1-2, ± ovoid, 1-3x0,5-1 cm; stem with 2 basal leaves and sheathing leaves above; basal leaves subopposite, appressed to ground, ± orbicular, 2-10,5 cm long and wide; sheathing leaves 2-6, lanceolate, 2-4,5x1-1,5 cm, papery; inflorescence cylindrical, 4-13 cm long, 3-4 cm Ø, 6-12-flowered; flowers pink, rarely white, c. 16 mm Ø; bracts erect, sheath-like, 12-23 mm long, brownish; ovary curved, c. 10 mm long; sepals and petals decurved; dorsal sepal oblanceolate, 8-12x3 mm; laterals similar but wider; petals similar to dorsal sepal but margins fimbriate; lip erect, 10-14x7-9 mm, very convex at base, upper part flattened with margins fimbriate; spurs slender, 25-65 mm long, pendent.
Ecology : Open grassland often near streams; edge of forest; stony slopes, rock ledges; 1900-3900 m alt.
  Resembling S. membranaceum Sw. (S. Africa).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 84
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