Satyrium chlorocorys Rolfe

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Satyrium chlorocorys

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Rukotso

Satyrium chlorocorys

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Rukotso

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Synonyms: Satyrium fallax Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb, usually 40 to 60 cm. Leaves on the lower flowering stem. Inflorescence fairly densely many-flowered. Flowers yellow-green; bracts reflexed. Lip forming a hood with a narrow mouth; sepals and petals curled under; spurs 8 - 20mm long. This species can be distinguished from the similar S. flavum by the somewhat larger size and the basal leaves not being pressed to the ground.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1450 - 2350 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Endemic status:
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 230 - 231. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 333.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 216 - 217.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 141. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 140 - 141.

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Flora of Malawi: Satyrium chlorocorys
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Satyrium chlorocorys

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Satyrium chlorocorys
African Plant Database: Satyrium chlorocorys
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Satyrium chlorocorys
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Satyrium chlorocorys
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Satyrium chlorocorys
The Plant List (version 1.1): Satyrium chlorocorys
Tropicos: Satyrium chlorocorys

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: Species information: Satyrium chlorocorys., retrieved 25 April 2018

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