Satyrium bicallosum Thunb. 1794 SUBGENUS Brachysaccium

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Cameron McMaster


Common Name The Two Callused Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in southwestern Cape Province of South Africa in dry to damp sandy soils at elevations of sea-level to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 1 to 3, close to the ground, gradually transitioning to the sheathing leaves above that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, [2 to 17 cm] long, 6 to 150 flowered inflorescence carrying faintly cheese scented flowers

Synonyms Diplectrum bicallosum (Thunb.) Pers.1807

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;