Satyrium odorum Sond. 1846 SUBGENUS Chlorocorys

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa

Another Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa

Photos by Tyrone Genade

Fragrance Part ShadeColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Scented Satyrium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Cape Provine South Africa in the shelter of rocks and bushes in sandy soils at elevations around 30 to 800 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 6 spreading, fleshy, ovate to narrowly ovate, gradual to abrupt transition to sheathing leaves above that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 20" [50 cm] long, 2 to 45 flowered inflorescence with recurved, large, lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, clove to lemon scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974; 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 & Kurzwell 1999 photo ; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 1 2000; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #2 2019 photo fide;