Satyrium stenopetalum Lindl.1838 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Photo by Hubert Kurzweil ,

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa

Photo by Cameron McMaster

S stenopetalum var brevicalcaratum

Photo by Kurzweil

Common Name The Slim Petaled Satyrium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in southwestern and southern Cape Province of South Africa in open stony marshy or dry places on coastal forelands at elevations of 50 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with partly erect, leathery, stiff leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, 1.2 to 7.2" [3 to 18 cm] long, 5 to 27 flowered inflorescence with well spaced, soapy smelling flowers

Synonyms Satyrium marginatum Bolus 1884; Satyrium parviflorum Lindl. 1838; Satyrium stenopetalum subsp. brevicalcaratum (Bolus) A.V.Hall 1982; Satyrium stenopetalum var. brevicalcaratum Bolus 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as S stenopetalum ssp brevicalcaratum; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as S stenopetalum var brevicalcaratum photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #11 2020 photo fide;