Satyrium kitimboense Kraenzl. 1914 SECTION Satyrium Photo by JSTOR Plant Science Website

drawing Drawing by M Allard/Geerink

Part Sun Cool Summer

Common Name The Kitimbo Satyrium [An area in Zaire]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique in open woodland with grass at elevations of 1450 to 1500 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, ellipsoid to cylindrical-ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, slender to rather stout, terete stem carrying 2, basal, subopposite, broadly ovate to reniform, adpessed to the ground leaves and several distant, lanceolate, subacute sheaths that blooms in the summer on a lax, 1.6 to 5.6" [4 to 14 cm] long, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with at first erect, later reflexed, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995;