Satyrium aberrans Summerh. 1996 SECTION Leucocomus Schlechter Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

DrawingDrawing by Mary Grierson A Stolz JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Part Sun Cool Cold fall

Common Name The Deviating Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania and Zimbabwe in rock crevasses at elevations around 1800 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to elongate ovoid, more or less tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, slender stem carrying 3 to 5, the lowest sheathlike, the 2 to 3 middle, spreading, ovate to elliptical to lanceolate, obtuse to acute, fleshy, progressively smaller above leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 4 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate, acute bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide;