Satyrium longicauda Lindl. 1838 SECTION Leptocentrum type for this section

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe

Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

White Flower Form

Photo by Cameron McMaster

Flower Drawing

Drawing by Helen H Adams


Common Name The Long-Tailed Satyrium - Long-Tailed-Trewwa - Langstert-Trewwa

Flower Size .85" [2.2 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe , Lesotho, Swaziland and Cape, Natal, Orange free State and Transvaal South Africa in open grasslands and on rocky slopes at elevations of 1200 to 2100 meters as a medium sized, cool to coldgrowing terrestrial with 2, thick, ovate, acute, basal leaves on a separate shoot from the small bract-like leafy flowering stem that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, loosely several to many flowered inflorescence with elongate, narrow, acute, recurved floral bracts carrying non-resupinate, sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium jacottetianum Kraenzl. 1915; Satyrium longicauda var. jacottetianum (Kraenzl.) A.V.Hall 1982; Satyrium platystigma Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 # 4 1958 drawing fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as Satyrium longicauda var jacottetianum; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 7 1997 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation LaCroix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as S longicauda var jacottetianum; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #9 2013 photo fide;