Satyrium robustum Schltr. 1915

Plant and Flowers in situ Uganda

Photos by Peter Linder and his The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full SunCold WinterEARLY Spring

Common Name The Robust Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania in swampy grasslands or bogs at elevations of 2700 to 3000 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with small, ovoid, to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, leafy stem carrying 7 to 11, mostly bunched towards the base of the stem, the largest lanceolate to broadly ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, to 9.6" [24 cm] long, densely 10 to many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996 photo fide