Satyrium microrrhynchum Schltr 1895 SUBGENUS Brachysaccium [Schltr] Kurzweil & Linder 1999 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo by Cameron McMaster

FragrancePart sun Cold Summer

Common Name The Very Tiny Lipped Satyrium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cape Province, Natal and Transvaal South Africa on grassy sometimes stony or moist slopes at elevations of 1600 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 3, partly erect, gradually transitions to the leaf sheaths above leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, densely successively opening many [12 to 56] flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, recurved, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide;