Satyrium situsanguinum van der Niet & Liltved 2009 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Photo by William Liltved and The Mag Sci Website

Fragrance Part ShadeCold Spring

Common Name The Snake Corner Satyrium [the Slanghoek mountain Satyrium In Africaans Slang = Snake and Hoek = Corner]

Flower Size

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa on wet peaty cliff edges and moist streambanks at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a small to medium szied, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying 2, basal, spreading, not adpressed tothe ground, broadly ovate, leathery, prominent striations abaxially leaves and has 2 above, urceolate-campanulate sheaths that loosely clasp the stem that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 2 to 8.8" [5 to 22 cm] long, slender, lax 2 to 31 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, ciliate margined floral bracts and carrying flowers that have a scent reminescent of Frangipani.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;