Satyrium acuminatum Lindl. 1838 SUBGENUS SatyriumPhoto by Peter Swart and Plant Web Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Cape Province Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website


Common Name The Acuminate Satyrium [refers to the leaves and leaf sheaths] - in South Africa rooi-trwwa, pink Satyrium - pienk-trewwa

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found southern and southeastern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos and on grassy and bushy slopes at elevations of 90 to 1500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, robust to slender stem carrying 2, small, adpressed flat to the ground, wider than long, ovate to subrotund leaves transitioning abruptly above into the sheathing leaves that blooms in the late winter to early summer on a terminal, erect, dense, 3 to 30 flowered inflorescence with partly to fully deflexed, 1 to 3 times longer than the ovary and carrying cinnamon scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;