Satyrium humile Lindl. 1838 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos courtesy of Tyrone Genade

Fragrance Partial shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Ground Hugging Satyrium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa in fynbos and in stony sandy soils at elevations of 150 to 1500 meters as slender, small sized, cold growing terrestrial with usually 2, near to the ground, ovate leaves that blooms in the spring usually after fires on a terminal, erect, densely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with a spicey jasmine scent.

Synonyms Orchis bicornis Jacq. 1797; Satyrium ochroleucum Bolus 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo good; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;