Satyrium bicallosum Thunb. 1794 SUBGENUS Brachysaccium

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Cameron McMaster


Common Name The Two Callused Satyrium

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province of South Africa in dry to damp sandy soils at elevations of sea-level to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, close to the ground, gradually transitioning to the sheathing leaves above that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, [2 to 17 cm] long, 6 to 150 flowered inflorescence carrying faintly cheese scented flowers

Synonyms Diplectrum bicallosum (Thunb.) Pers.1807

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 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;