Satyrium membranaceum Sw. 1800 SUBGENUS Satyrium Photo by Cameron McMaster

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website


Common Name The Membranaceous Satyrium

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found southern and eastern Cape Province on sandy flats, grassy hillsides and in woodlands at elevations of 100 to 1600 meters as a small to medium szied, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, adpressed to the ground, very wide leaves that abruptly transtition into the sheathing leaves above that blooms in the late winter through spring on an erect, terminal, 1.2 to 8.8" [3 to 22 cm] long, densely 6 to 35 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Diplectrum membranaceum Pers. 1807; Satyrium jacottetiae Kraenzl. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; African Orchids in the Wild and Cultivation La Croix 1997; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;