Satyrium lupulinum Lindl. 1838 SUBGENUS Satyrium Photo by Marland Holderness and his Flickr Website

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo by Cameron McMaster

Common Name The Hops-Like Satyrium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province South Africa in coastal flats and in mountains on partly shaded, moist, sandy slopes at elevations of 130 to 900 meters as a slender, miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, spreading close to the ground, often purple beneath leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, terminal, 1.2 to 12" [3 to 30 cm] long, densely 6 to 40 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant [pungent & Soapy] flowers

Synonyms Satyrium pallidiflorum Schltr.1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photofide;