Satyrium candidum Lindl. 1838


Inflorescence Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

FragrancePartial sun Cool Spring

Common Name The White Satyrium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Cape Province South Africa on moist sandy flatsat elevations of 15 to 300 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2, adpressed tothe ground, very broad, leaves that transition into the cup-like sheathing leaves above that blooms in the spring on an erect, 2.4 to 14" [6 to 35 cm] long, many [6 to 36] flowered inflorescence with narrowly linear, acute, pilose margined floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Orchis depsata Burm.f. 1768; Satyrium utriculatum Sond. 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;