Satyrium chlorocorys Rchb.f. ex Rolfe 1898 SECTION Chlorocorys type for the section

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


Common Name The Green Hooded Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe in drier montane grassland among rocks at elevations of 1450 to 2350 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid, tomentose tubers giving rise to a leafy stem carrying 5 to 8, lowermost 1to 2 sheathing, the next 2 to 3, spreading, held near the base, broadly lanceolate to ovate, pale glossy green, the uppermost, erect, grading to bract-like leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 1.2 to 15" [3 to 37 cm] long, fairly densely many-flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, recurved, green floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium fallax Schltr.1915; Satyrium kraenzlinii 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; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide