Satyrium carneum (Dryand.) Sims 1812 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Plant and Flowers in situ

Alba Variety in situ Photos by Cameron McMaster

Flower Closeup

Smaller Plant in situ South Africa

Larger Plant in situ South Africa Photos by Tyrone Genade

Fragrant Full SunColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Fleshy Satyrium - Rooi-kappie - Rooi-trewwa - Ewwa-trewwa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in eastern to southeastern South Africa among sand dune brush, in fynbos on coastal hills and on ridges on moist to dry sands and limestones as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrtial arising from bifid tubers giving rise to 2 to 4, thick, fleshy, lowest 2 adpressed to the ground, gradual transition above to the sheaths above leaves that blooms in the spring on a stout, dense, 10" [25 cm] long, 19 to 38 flowered inflorescnece with partly deflexed, minutely ciliate bracts that are almost 2 times as long as the ovary and carries fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Orchis carnea Dryand. 1789; Orchis foliacea Burm.f. 1768;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 2 Part One Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2001 photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;

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