Satyrium erectum Sw. 1800 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Photo by Tyrone Genade

Flower closeup

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa

Photos by Cameron McMaster

Fragrant Full SunCoolColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Erect Satyrium - Geel-Kappie - Geel-Trewwa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western and southwestern South Africa on sandy soils on slopes and flats in generally dry areas in karroid scub and dryer fynbos at elevations of 250 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, adpressed t othe ground, ovate-elliptic, acute to rotund, obtuse leaves taht blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, densely 11 to 37 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, 2 to 3 times longer than the ovary bracts and carrying sweetly, pungently scented flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium papillosum Lindl. 1838; Satyrium pustulatum Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #11 2014 photo fide;