Satyrium paludosum Rchb.f. 1865 SECTION Leucocomus Schlechter Photo by Bob Campbell

Collection Sheet and Drawing Specimen by A Stolz JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Part Sun Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Swamp-Living Satyrium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zaire, Kenya, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in grasslands and swamps at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 ellipsoid, tomentose tubers giving rise to an erect, slender to stout stem carrying 5 to 11, the lowest 2 to 3 sheathlke, the remainder, suberect, lanceolate, acute, progressively smaller above leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, more or less pyrimidical, .8 to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with spreading, lanceolate, slightly ribbed, acute, much longer than the flower floral bracts and carrying pure white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 photo ok; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide