Satyrium sphaerocarpum Lindl. 1838 SECTION Leptocentrum

White Color Form

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Cameron & Rhoda McMaster and their African Bulbs - South African Orchid Page

Fragrant> <img src= Cool Cold Spring EARLY Fall

Common Name The Sphere Shaped Seed Capsule Satyrium [refers to the globular Seed Capsules that this species has]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Mozambique, Cape Province and Natal, South Africa near the coast at elevations of sea level to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 2 spreading near the ground to partly erect, flat to v-shaped in cross-section leaves that blooms in the spring through early fall on an erect, 3 to 27 flowered, densely amassed at the apex inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium militare Lindl. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide;