Satyrium pulchrum S.D.Johnson & Kurzweil 1998 SUBGENUS Satyrium

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Common Name The Beautiful Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in western Cape Province South Africa amongst boulders and in rock crevices at elevations around 580 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a slender to robust stem carrying 2, basal, adpressed to the ground, ovate-elliptic, flshy leaves that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, lax to dense, few to many flowered inflorescence carrying slightly 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 photos fide;