Satyrium anomalum Schltr. 1897 SECTION Chlorocorys

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Common Name The Deviating Satyrium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in miombo woodland at elevations of 1100 to 1750 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with foliage leaves on a separate shoot, flowering stem with sheathing leaves all along the stem and blooms in the spring on a long and narrow, up to 12" [30 cm] long, many-flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium minax Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 photo good; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide