Satyrium outeniquense Schltr. 1897 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Photo by Tamcat and The I Spot Southern Africa Website

Another Flower? Does not fit the written description!!!! in same publication Linder/Kurzweil 1999


Common Name The Outeniqua Satyrium [a Mountain range in Cape Province South Africa]

Flower Size

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa in moist top dry fynbos at elevations of 160 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by 2 to 4, triangular, acute, lowermost spreading leaves that blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, terminal, 2 to 20 flowered inflorescence with glabrous, deflexed floral bracts and carrying clove scented flowers.

CAUTION!!!The first photo by tamcat fits the written description of Linder & Kurzweil 1999 but the second photo is the photo in that publication so I have included both, I am inclined to think that the first photo is correct.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo hmm see above; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;