Satyrium pallens S.D.Johnson & Kurzweil 1998 SUBGENUS Bifidum Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website


Common Name The Pale Satyrium

Flower Size .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm]

Found only in western Cape Province of South Africa in fynbos and shrublands at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender to robust stem carrying 2, basal, adpressed to the ground, ovate-ellitpic, fleshy leaves that grade above into the conical, largely sheathing cauline leaves above that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, lax to dense many flowered inflorescence carrying hard to describe scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;