FZ.21. Satyrium Sw.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs, growing from tubers. Leaves ± basal on the flowering stem or on a separate shoot with sheathing leaves along the flowering stem. Inflorescence few to many-flowered; bracts often large and reflexed. Flowers non-resupinate. Petals and sepals similar, often partly united with the lip. Lip forming a hood with broad or narrow mouth, 2-spurred from the base; spurs rarely 0. Column inside the lip; pollinia 2.

Worldwide: Over 100 species, mostly in Africa, with 5 in Madagascar and 2 in Asia.

Zambia: 25 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
amblyosaccos Schltr. N,W,ENw,N,Mc
anomalum Schltr.N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,SDescription, Image
breve RolfeN,W,C,ENw,N,Mc,LkDescription, Image
buchananii Schltr.N,W,CNw,N,LkDescription, Image
carsonii Rolfe N,W,CNw,N,LkDescription, Image
chlorocorys RolfeEMcDescription, Image
compactum Summerh.B,N,CNw,N
coriophoroides A. Rich.N,W,ENw,N,Mc
crassicaule Rendle N,EMc,C
elongatum RolfeNN
kitimboense Kraenzl.N,W,C,SNw,N,C,LkDescription, Image
microcorys Schltr.[VU]EMc
monadenum Schltr. [VU]EMc
neglectum Schltr. var. brevicalcar Summerh. N
oliganthum Schltr.B,N,CN,C,W
orbiculare Rolfe N,EN,Mc
paludosum Rchb. f.W,CNw,C
princeae Kraenzl. [VU]EMc
rhynchantoides Schltr. N,EN,Mc
riparium Rchb. f.N,W,C,ENw,Mc,Lk
sceptrum Schltr.EMcDescription, Image
shirense Rolfe [VU]EMc
sphaeranthum Schltr.EMc
trinerve Lindl.N,W,CNw,N,CDescription, Image
volkensii Schltr.N,W,ECb,N,McImage

Other sources of information about Satyrium:

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Flora of Malawi: Satyrium
Flora of Mozambique: Satyrium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Satyrium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Satyrium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Satyrium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Satyrium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Satyrium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Satyrium
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Satyrium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Satyrium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=421, retrieved 23 April 2018

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