Satyrium rhynchanthum Bolus 1882 SUBGENUS Brachysaccium Photo by Exotic Plants Webpage

Inflorescence Photo by Wally Orchard and his AfroDisa Webpage

Inflorescence Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website

Fragrant Full SunCoolColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Beak Flowered Satyrium

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in southwestern South Africa in fynbos, marshes and on moist slopes at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a small to medium szied, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 6, partly erect, narrow leaves that gradually transitioning into the several sheathing leaves above that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, [4 to 12 cm] long, 10 to 40 flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly pungent scented flowers

Synonyms Satyridium rostratum Lindl.1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Satyridium rostratum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 5 257- 320 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1974 as Satyridium rostratum; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 as Satyridium rostratum photo good; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photofide;