Satyrium princeps Bolus 1888 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa

Photos by Jan Conradie , and Wally Orchards

Common Name The Outstanding Satyrium

Flower Size 3/4" [2.2 cm]

Found in southern Cape Province, South Africa in sandy soil among coastal scrub at elevations of 3 to 150 meters as a robust, medium to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2, adpressed to the ground, very broad leaves that abruptly transition above into the 7 to 10, papery sheathing leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 2 to 8.8" [5 to 22 cm] long, densely 10 to 50 flowered inflorecence carrying sweetly pungent scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 1 2000 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #11 2014 photo fide;