Satyrium buchananii Schltr.1897 SECTION Leptocentrum Photo by Jonny Walker and The Panoramio Website

Drawing Drawing by Eleanor Catherine and JSTOR Plant Science Website

Fragrance Part Sun Cool Cold LATESpring EARLY Summer

Common Name Buchanan's Satyrium [English Orchid Collector in Southern Africa 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in wet montane grasslands at elevations of 1300 to 2300 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, ovate to elongate-ovoid tubers giving rise to a sterile, 3 to 5 leaved, lowest 2 to 3, sheath like, subacute to obtuse, the upper 1 to 2, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate-elliptical, sometimes with a distinct narrow petiole leaves and a fertile, slender to rather stout, covered by sheathing, lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute, gradually diminishing in size above leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, more or less cylindrical, rather loosely 7 to 15+ flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Satyrium kassnerianum Kraenzl.1914; Satyrium longissimum Rolfe 1898; Satyrium nyassense Kraenzl. 1900; Satyrium stolzianum Kraenzl. 1902

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing fide;