Satyrium riparium Rchb.f. 1865 SUBGENUS Chlorocorys

Photo by Warren McCleland and hisFlickr Orchid Photo Website

Full SunCoolCold Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Riverside Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in montane grasslands, swampy grasslands and dambo at elevations of 1100 to 2100 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid, villous tubers giving rose to an erect, sterile stem carrying 3 to 4, lowermost 1 to 2 sheathing, the rest, lanceolate to elliptic leaves and a flowering stem carrying 7 to 12 sheathing leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a 4.4 to 12.8" [11 to 32 cm] long, cylindrical, fairly laxly many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing/photo fide; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #3 2012 photo plany only;