Satyrium microcorys Schltr. 1915 Drawing by Williamson

Part sunCool LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Small Helmut Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania in wet rocky places in upland grasslands at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very slender plant with spreading, basal, almost adpressed leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, to 16" [40 cm] long, rather lax, 8 to many flowered inflorescence carrying light creamy yellow colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995