Satyrium comptum Summerh. 1966 SECTION Chlorocorys Specimen by A Stolz JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Fragrant Part Sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Ornamented Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania in clefts and niches amongst rocks at elevations around 2650 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid-cylindrical tubers giving rise to an erect, slender stem carrying 4 to 6 altogether, the lowest often sheathlke, the middle 1 to 3, spreading, more or less sub-opposite, lanceolate, ovate, to almost orbicular, acute to obtuse, fleshy, the upper 2 to 3, adpressed and bract-like leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 2" [5 cm] long, rather loosely 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with soon reflexed, lanceolate, acute bracts and carrying white to rose red, fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968;