Satyrium confusum Summerh. 1966 SECTION Chlorocorys Collection sheet and photo by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by Mary Grierson and JSTOR Plant Science Website

Part Sun Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Confused Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania and Malawi, in open grasslands at elevations around 1500 to 2100 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to ovoid, tomentose tubers giving rise to a sterile, 3 to 5 leaved, lowest 1 to 2 sheath like, the upper, lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves and a fertile, 6 to 12, slender to rather stout, sheathing leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 4 to 9.6" [10 to 24 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995 drawing good;