Satyrium brachypetalum A.Rich. 1850

Drawing by A Richard and The Plant Illustration Website

Common Name The Short Petal Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Ethiopia and Yemen in grasslands among shrubs on slopes at elevations of 2000 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a sterile stem carrying, 2 to 5, the upper 1 to 2, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate to lanceolate leaves, the slender to robust fertile stem carrying below, more or less sheathing, the 4 to 19 above, elliptic to lanceolate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 1.6 to 6" [4.5 to 15 cm] long, narrowly cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004