Satyrium orbiculare Rolfe 1898 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Collection sheet and photo by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Orbicular Satyrium [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in wet upland grasslands and in wet areas of brachstegia woodlands at elevations of 1650 to 2200 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial with almost globose to ellipsoid-fusiform, densely tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect stem enveloped by 4 to 7 loosely sheathing leaves above and carrying 2, basal, adpressed to the ground, orbicular to reniform leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, [5 to 7 cm] long, fairly densely several to many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995;