Satyrium coriophoroides A. Rich.

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Satyrium coriophoroides

Miombo woodland
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Satyrium coriophoroides

Miombo woodland
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Satyrium coriophoroides

Miombo woodland
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Satyrium coriophoroides

Sterile shoot
Miombo woodland
Lumbo Forest Reserve
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: coriophoroides coriophoroides A. Rich. var. sacculata Rendle
Satyrium sacculatum (Rendle) Rolfe
Satyrium stolzii Kraenzl.
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Status: Native
Terrestrial herb 40–80 cm high, growing from an ellipsoid tuber up to 5.5 cm long. Main leaves 3-5 on a separate sterile shoot; lowermost 1–3 leaves sheathing; upper leaves lanceolate or ovate, 6–15 cm long. Flowering stem with 10–15 sheathing leaves up to 10 cm long. Inflorescence narrowly cylindrical, densely many-flowered, 8–30 cm long. Flowers deep red, pink or rarely white; bracts up to 25 mm long at base of inflorescence, reflexed. Sepals and petals curled under. Median sepal oblong, 4.5–7 mm long, rounded at apex; lateral sepals oblique and slightly longer. Petals 4–6.5 mm long. Lip globose, 5.5–7.5 mm long, slightly reflexed at the apex, fleshy with a narrow mouth. Spurs 8.5–17 mm long, sometimes with a pair of vestigial spurs c. 1 mm long in front of them.
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Habitat: In montane grassland, Brachystegia woodland and at edges of dambos, usually scattered, not in colonies.
Altitude range: 1250 - 2285 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
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Content last updated: Friday 13 March 2020

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. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 215 - 216.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 143. as Satyrium sacculatum (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 97.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 124. also as S. sacculatum

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Page 155. also as S. sacculatum

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 94 - 95. As S. sacculatum (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Satyrium coriophoroides., retrieved 19 July 2024

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