Satyrium fimbriatum Summerh. 1932

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Bob Campbell

Collection sheet and Drawing

Collection sheet by E J Honore and The Kew Database Website


Common Name The Hairy Satyrium [refers to the hairy floral parts of the flower]

Flower Size .5" [1.3 cm]

Found in Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania in open grasslands near strams and forest margins and also on stony slopes and on rock lerdges at elevations of 2000 to 3300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2, ovoid to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect stem with just a few, spaced out along the length sheaths and carrying 2 basal, adpressed to the ground, broadly ovate to reniform leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on a terminal, erect, 1.6 to 5.2" [ 4 to 13 cm] long, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with erect, acute, brownish, similar to the sheaths floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 drawing fide; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide;