Satyrium rhodanthum Schltr. 1907 SECTION Leptocentrum

Photo by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sunCold Spring

Common Name The Red Flowered Satyrium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Natal South Africa in damp grasslands as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with and erect stem enveloped by sheaths and carrying 2 basal, erect to spreading, arising after flowering, leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, dense, 10 to 25 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, strongly deflexed, lower ones longer than the flowers, upper one shorter.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as S longicauda X S neglectum photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012