Satyrium coriifolium Sw. 1800 SUBGENUS Satyrium Photo by Tyrone Genade ©

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo by Cameron McMaster©

Full SunColdLATEWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Leather-Like Leafed Satyrium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern and southern Cape Province South Africa in sandy, moist, open flats at elevations up to 300 [750] meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a stiffly erect, stout stem carrying 2 to 4, erect to spreading, purple spotted towards the sheathing base, stiffly coriaceous, elliptic to ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, 7 to 20 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, 2 to 3 times the length of the ovary and carrying non-resupinate, unscented flowers.

Synonyms Diplectrum coriifolium (Sw.) Pers.1807; Diplectrum erectum Pers.1807; Orchis bicornis L. 1763; Orchis calcarata Burm.f. 1768; Orchis cornuta Houtt. 1780; Satyrium aureum Paxton 1849; Satyrium chrysostachyum Herschel 1838; Satyrium cucullatum Lodd. 1818; Satyrium erectum (Pers.) Lindl. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 9 1982 photo; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;

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